Should schools enforce the daily mile?

Have you heard of the daily mile? Perhaps your children already take part in it at school? Do you think it should be enforced in all schools? For those of you who don’t know, the daily mile encourages children to run or jog at their own pace for a full 15 minutes every day. A lot of schools have already signed up to the initiative, and I think it’s a great idea. This kind of follows on from yesterdays blog post, The Reality of Raising an Indoor Generation. More and more children are spending less time outdoors than ever before. That’s… [Read More]

Sex education in schools

Last week I watched a programme on Channel 4 called ‘Sex in Class’. The aim of the show was to fix Britain’s blushing attitude toward sex education.  When I was in school I vaguely remember being shown a video, some pretty horrific photos of people with sexually transmitted infections and being given a diagram of a woman’s uterus and being asked to label where everything goes.  Was the sex education good? No. I’ll just give you a brief outline of what ‘Sex in Class’ was about.  Goedele Liekens, a United Nations goodwill ambassador for sexual health, spent two weeks at… [Read More]

Dos and Don'ts of Relocating

Many people relocate every day for a variety of reasons. Some do so for a new job and others for a better life. Whatever your reasons are, there are a few things you should consider before you make the move. Moving your family If you have children you’ll need to think about how the move will impact them. From missing their friends to finding them a new school, there’ll be a lot of things you’ll need to talk about. Your children will undoubtedly be excited about living in a new, exciting place, but it’ll be scary too. You’ll need to… [Read More]