My children are both at school now and are each becoming more independent on an almost daily basis. This is great! It shows they have not only the confidence to make their own decisions, but some confidence that these decisions are the right ones. Read more.
It's been more than three years since I had my son but every time I hear a new mum talk about the incredible, instant bond she has with her newborn, or how she's never been happier or how she feels more fulfilled than ever before it's like a tiny stab to my chest. Read more.
In the past week there has been a spate of news stories related to walking to school. From harmful air quality, to traffic congestion and dangerous parking outside school gates, the school run has become a contentious issue. Read more.
It's Children's Mental Health Week in the UK. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, among others, is highlighting just how many children suffer from mental health problems like anxiety, depression and damaging obsessions -- the rate is so high you are likely to find at about three diagnosable cases in any classroom. Read more.