Tag Archives: kids

The importance of teachers + giveaway

*I was given a copy of “You’re different Jemima!’ by Empowering resources in order to complete this review. All opinions are my own.*

Before a child becomes and adult, schooling plays such an large part of their life. Teachers take up a lot of day to day time and their influence can also impact their home life. A good teacher can instill a love of learning. A bad one can break a child’s spirit.

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ADHD is not just bad behaviour

I swear if I read one more meme about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) being a made up condition, I will scream. If I see one more post about kids with ADHD just needing a ‘kick up the arse’, I will explode. 

ADHD is not just a child being naughty.  It is a documented disability.  It is not a new condition. In fact it was first added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980.  At the risk of alarming anyone, that is nearly 40 years ago.

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Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase: Review

**I received a copy of Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase in order to complete this review.  All opinions are my own. The following post also contains affiliate links**

What do you do when your cranky-pants grandad builds a time machine and accidentally deletes the whole family? If you’re Frankie Fish, you race against the clock to save them!

Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase is the first installment in a new adventure series for kids by Australian comedian Peter Helliar.  There isn’t much Helliar hasn’t done in his long spanning entertainment career, and writing appeared to be the natural next step.

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Does ‘real’ parenting normalise the symptoms of mental illness?

The online world of parenting has firmly shifted into the realm of being ‘real’.  The more raw you are, the better.  Where there used to be a martyr rivalry, there is now a competition for who can appear the most neglectful without actually harming your children.Women are applauded for admitting that they can’t do it all.  On the surface this isn’t a bad thing.  No one is perfect, and the belief that it is can be detrimental.  Most of us are able to look at those who are being raw and say ‘that’s nice, but not for me.’  What about the women who are struggling? Does this movement really help them?

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