There’s been a right old furore recently over the use of the word naughty. There have been two camps in this argument – the ‘I was called naughty / children need discipline / how else will they learn right from wrong / snowflake generation’ camp, and the ‘emotional...read more
The moaning starts again. I try to divert it by giving one the trolley to push, but the other one wants to push it too and turn-taking isn’t going to cut it. They start fighting over the trolley.
It gets perilously close to some other shoppers. I get perilously close to losing my shit.
So I do what any self-respecting parent does in these situations. Which is bend down and whisper-hiss at my kids so that other people can’t hear my threats.read more
And then you hatch – out of your chrysalis, into new motherhood. And you find out that the hatching part, the becoming a butterfly, wasn’t the only part you needed to focus on. Maybe you should have spent a bit of time finding out how to be a butterfly and learning the skills you’d need. Preparing for actually mothering a baby.read more
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