Difficult Words

Difficult Words

Usually, I share my personal narrative first and then I share resources. This time, I'm going to switch it up. I'm going to share the resources which have helped me first so that you can find what you are looking for, quickly. I hope that they give you the words, and the courage, to broach [...]

Book Review – Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored

Book Review –                  Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored

Keeping it Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored by Alnaaze Nathoo (Editor), Tracy Hope (Editor), Louise Bryant (Editor) It turns out that the stories parents tell are true:Daniel Preston, A Shared Heart, Keeping It Under Wraps: Parenthood, Uncensored Dear Reader, I've found it. This is the book that I was looking for eleven years ago when I [...]

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

The Dialogic Reading Series: How to Read to Your Child When They are Less Than A Year Old

By Nayana Chakrabarti, Parenting and Education Editor I simply knew that I wanted to raise a reader. I just didn't know how. I had a vague plan but no road map. One of my university friends gave my then newborn A.A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and I felt rather validated. Clearly I wasn't barking up the [...]

The Migratory Mum

The Migratory Mum

Yesterday, I woke up at the crack of dawn, made lunch, schlepped across Zurich for my 10 year old son’s German class, schlepped all the way back home, dropped my son off, picked up my daughter and travelled all the way across again in order to attend Durga Pujo - the Bengali/East Indian iteration of [...]

Book review: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry

Have you ever wished that your children came with a manual? Have you ever wished that you knew the right tools to nurture a better relationship with them? I know I certainly have. No sooner than I get to grips with one stage, or one system of behaviours then I am overwhelmed by the apparently [...]