Month: June 2019

The year of the Panda Parent?

A baby panda climbing a wooden structure.

I made an interesting discovery yesterday. I’m becoming a panda parent. I’ve heard of numerous nicknames for parenting approaches over the years but this was a new one on me. Coined by American author Esther Wojcicki, being a panda parent is about taking a more relaxed approach. That’s not to say it’s a licence to …

Introducing Zog Live on Stage

A production still from Zog Live on Stage.

Disclosure: this is a paid collaboration with Zog Live on Stage. Calling all Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler fans! This summer, Zog will be flying into Cadogan Hall, London. From Wednesday 31 July to Sunday 25 August, the popular story will be brought to life in Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston’s Zog Live on …

Competitive parenting? No thanks

Three trophies on a winners' podium.

I was disappointed to read about a new Channel 4 show coming soon. Entitled Britain’s Best Parent? the five-episode series will enter the world of competitive parenting. It will pit various approaches against one another in front of a live audience to establish whether a perfect parenting philosophy exists. First of all, I think the …