Why real rest is crucial for carers…

I remember my Dad telling me one day, when I was about 15, that he’d just booked a holiday. To Spain. Back in 1980, when a holiday for us meant a fortnight in a caravan in Whitby, this was big news! But this holiday would have even more surprises in store. What...

Sexting 3

Teenagers know more about technology than most adults do. So keeping them safe is difficult as well as vital. Once again, my evening has included a couple of “phone extractions.” This is where I separate my 14 year old son from his mobile phone. His phone...

Why finger-wagging doesn't work…

Worse than our shame at doing something wrong, is the knowledge that someone we care about is unhappy with us. This is the case with young people too. They know full well that they’ve done something they shouldn’t have. But they also know that we, and...