Driving lessons and driving tests during a pandemic
May17

Driving lessons and driving tests during a pandemic

As any parent of older teenagers (and definitely the older teenagers themselves) will tell you – getting driving lessons and driving tests during the pandemic hasn’t been easy! There are plenty of year 13s who wanted to learn to drive as soon as they turned 17 who haven’t yet passed their tests. Many have had them rescheduled endlessly. Then there are year 12s who turned 17 a while ago who are on long waiting lists...

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Disorganised teenagers
Oct22

Disorganised teenagers

Teenagers are disorganised. Well, I can’t speak for all teenagers,  but I can definitely say that my two are disorganised. Here’s a glimpse into the kind of crap organisation we have to deal with constantly… The Explorers shirt My eldest went to Explorers in jeans and a T-shirt. This is against the rules. When you go to Explorers, you have to wear your Explorers shirt. I received two emails in the days following him...

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Helping my son become an adult
Jul19

Helping my son become an adult

My eldest turned 17 a few weeks ago. It’s quite a scary milestone. In just a year’s time, he will have finished his A Levels and left school. And he will be an adult. Kids don’t miraculously become adults as the clock ticks past midnight on their 18th birthdays. It’s a long and gradual process, which starts when they are about 14 or 15 and doesn’t finish until they are well into their 20s. But it’s...

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