This summer holiday, my son was looking to learn to code. I searched for local kids coding opportunities, workshops, or classes and found one running at our local library. It was fully booked and the waiting list was overrun. What if there were more local education centres to interest our children in useful skills for modern employment. Then, I got a call from Code Ninjas, … Continue reading Kids Coding: When Screen Time can be good
Matt Stevens is a Director at The Mortgage Genie. Here, he discusses how taking out the right home insurance can help to protect your garden. If you’re lucky enough to have a home with some outdoor space you can enjoy, it’s likely you will have paid a premium for it. And, the more you add and tend to your garden, the more it’s worth — … Continue reading How the right home insurance will help to protect your garden
In this article, Mark Barclay from independent parts retailer GSF Car Parts takes a closer look at how best to help your teenage son or daughter choose their first car. When the time comes for your child to start driving their first car, it’s perfectly understandable if you have mixed feelings on the matter. Sure, you’re happy for them to get a bit of freedom, … Continue reading The First Car: How to help your Teenager choose theirs
Creating an attachment with someone, even your children, is a process you always need to work on if you want to improve it. A great way to create and maintain that attachment with your child is through games and fun. So here are some games that you can use to encourage attachment. Hide and seek This is a great kids game because it is very … Continue reading Games that encourage attachment
If each parent has solo parental leave then life is better for everyone involved? Should we legislate to improve parental relationships by forcing fathers to take parental leave? There’s evidence that it is beneficial to the child/children and to the relationships between the mother and father – but is it detrimental to two careers rather than just one? Professor Margaret O’Brien and Professor Karin Wall … Continue reading How would long-term paternity leave affect gender roles?
In 1840, Edgar Allan Poe described the ‘mad energy’ of an ageing man who roved the streets of London from dusk till dawn. His excruciating despair could be temporarily relieved only by immersing himself in a tumultuous throng of city-dwellers. ‘He refuses to be alone,’ Poe wrote. He ‘is the type and the genius of deep crime … He is the man of the crowd.’ … Continue reading Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone