Why Wonder Woman is a Great Role Model

I’ve always loved Wonder Woman, so I was over the moon when my eldest asked to see the latest film as part of his birthday celebrations. I wasn’t disappointed. Wonder Woman is someone who knows her talents and gifts and follows her own heart. This is something I believe children are talked out of from […]

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Top of the class help for stressed out teenagers

  Bridlington comprehensive is proving it’s top of the class in dealing with students’ mental health. Teachers at Headlands Secondary School realised that students were suffering from stress, months before the GCSE exams were due to take place. Students were showing signs of anxiety and stress. Many were having panic attacks and emotional breakdowns. Headteacher, Sarah […]

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How to Love

In the run up to Valentine’s Day the shops go crazy, trying to sell you items that will make you or your loved one feel loved. I remember, as a teenager that my Maths teacher told us he refused to buy his wife a card on Valentine’s Day. We were shocked. He said that he […]

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Solutions for schooling

When I wrote ‘an apology to my children: why the current education system is failing you’ I did it because I felt like I had to! I’d made such strong observations, I really needed to share them. And oh my goodness – what a response! I’ve been contacted by teachers and parents who all say […]

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An apology to my kids

Dear Koen, Torin and Eden I’ve just tucked you up in bed after reading you bedtime stories and having lovely cuddles. Tomorrow will be a new day and yes, before you ask, ‘it’s a school day.’ I loved school when I was young. I love learning. Yet things have changed so much and for that, […]

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What men can teach you about happiness

Happiness tips from the opposite sex Please don’t lynch me for choosing to include a chapter on men for my book ‘The Happy Woman: What You Can Learn from Kids, Dogs and Men.’ And I do want to make it clear that my research or my own personal observations are the focus of the chapter. I don’t want […]

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