“Do your scales!” Just how much should we push our children? By Adrian Moore

One of my favourite episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm is one where Larry buys his new girlfriend’s young son a sewing machine. What’s great about this episode is how it highlights something I think all parents wrestle with when it comes to their kids. Should Read More …

Will robots and AI take your children’s jobs? By Peter Kawalek

One measure of our times is how difficult it is to give careers advice to our children. A parent in the 1980s or 1990s had no difficulty. “Study hard, wear a shirt and become an accountant,” – good advice if your child wanted the stable Read More …

Why we should choose our words with wisdom and love – By Cal-I Muirhead

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Anyone remember this phrase? If you grew up pre-millennium you have more than likely heard this bouncing around amidst a playground spat. The idea being, you can break me with the things Read More …

Why I embrace being a widower and single father – By Alec Grant

I’m a father of 2 young boys, who come this September, they will both be at school. As an only parent it means that the juggling between running the house, school drops offs & pickups, making packed lunches, attending meetings at school and somehow finding Read More …

For my brothers with daughters – By Jermaine Smith

I can still remember the day my daughter was handed to me and I promised her, while kissing her head, that I would protect her. When I was younger, prior to married life I would say I lived life to the fullest. And being a Read More …

Help your child go back to SCHOOL HAPPY – by Andy Cope

It’s that time of the year again. The summer holidays are over and it’s time to prepare the kids to go back to school. For some of us, our little ones are starting school for the very first time. This can be daunting for both Read More …

#MFFplays September 17 Playlist – the freshest Hiphop & Grime – compiled by DJ Jekyl

This month we bring you another banging playlist and this time it’s compiled by our new resident DJ, DJ Jekyl! Jekyl brings us a playlist of tracks from the US and UK and includes new songs from Stefflon Don, Wizkid, Grim Stickers, French Montana, Chip, Yxng Read More …

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Cyberbullying – By Janice Miller

In the age of technology, bullying has gone viral. Kids today are not just dealing with power struggles and popularity contests in the schoolyard or on the bus. Cyberbullying can be committed from anywhere via smartphone, tablet, or computer, and it can happen anytime, day Read More …