Why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy
Jul22

Why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy

It’s been over a year since my son left the girls’ grammar school where he had studied for two years. He walked in there with 6 Bs and 3 Cs at GCSE, slightly lower than he had expected/ hoped to get. He walked out of there with an A and 2 Bs at A Level – higher than he could have hoped for in his wildest dreams. Need I even say any more about why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy? But I...

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Silent Sunday 3.5.20
May03

Silent Sunday 3.5.20

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Scruffy teenage boy
Dec12

Scruffy teenage boy

Christmas is on its way and we are once again stumped about what to buy for our teenage boys. They never know what they want and we never know what to get for them. I’ve tried looking at the gift type websites, but my sons just don’t like things like that. My husband has concluded he needs to buy some clothes for my eldest. He thinks he’s too scruffy. But isn’t that a teenage boy’s right? When else in...

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Think of the teenagers
Jun12

Think of the teenagers

Recently I’ve been finding myself getting annoyed by people’s thoughtless, thruway comments saying like ‘It was good there, but there were lots of teenagers’ and ‘They let too many teenagers in’. And… ? Those ‘teenagers’ are a) human beings and b) children. One day, soon enough, your delightful two year old and your cute six year old will also be a teenager. And will you love them...

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Trainee men
Feb08

Trainee men

My boys spend a lot of time watching YouTube. They see all the latest trending videos, as well as a lot of others which are funny or interesting. Sometimes they learn from them. A lot of the time they take pleasure in watching people being really stupid. They also spend a lot of time on Snapchat and Instagram. For them, it’s all about the group chats and the ‘streaks’. Instagram isn’t much about sharing photos....

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