Category Archives: respect

The advantage

In the UK, we’ve just had a Summer Budget. There have been a few winners, and some significant losers, meaning life will get harder for some. Back in the days when there were no social pay-outs at all, often the biggest … Continue reading

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Parents!

My dad used to say, “God gave us our relatives. Thank God we can choose our own friends!” I have to say though, I was very proud to belong to my family this week. My mum was honoured with a Civic … Continue reading

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The bigger they come…

I remember the last time I took a trip. No, not the suitcase type – the base over apex, hole in the knee type. What was the first thing I did? Was it to look at my wounds, make sure … Continue reading

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Consequences

Bringing up kids these days is just NOT EASY! You can’t tell them they are naughty, else they’ll have a self-image of a naughty person, and naughty people do more naughty things. Mmmmm. What you have to do is show … Continue reading

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Wriggle room

I had a lad in my class who was always up to mischief, but he would deny it flatly – he hadn’t done it and that was all there was to it. I got wise to him, and would ask him, … Continue reading

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That’s what he’s like

When I was at school, staff were addressed as ‘Mr’ ‘Mrs’ or ‘Miss’ and their surname. It was of amazing value to discover the Christian name of a teacher. Kids would hover in the background if two teachers were talking … Continue reading

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Potential

I love watching my grandchildren. I love that they are all so unique! They interact with adults and each other so differently, and display strengths in different ways. One of them is a budding actor – his play is all about … Continue reading

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But names will never hurt me?

I’m going to tell you something I haven’t made public before. Mmmm that’s got your attention! When I started teacher training college, in my first English Literature lecture, the tutor was going through the list of students, working out who … Continue reading

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Loving the ?enemy?

A word of wisdom! Brothers and sisters can fall out, say all sorts of mean things about each other, but NEVER, NEVER agree with them! They can be vile to each other, but woe betide you if you say anything … Continue reading

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It’s not fair!

When my kids were small, their school had a very large immigrant intake, so my son was actually the only indigenous boy in his class. They got on fine generally with the other kids as kids generally do; suffered a … Continue reading

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