Writing

Can I Make a Living as a Freelance Writer?

I’ve been asking Google this question for over a year now and the responses have certainly been mixed. I get the impression that many freelance writers have several income streams, some of which don’t involve writing, so it’s certainly worth looking at other opportunities like Blogging and running courses. In January 2016 I decided to …

Parenting, Psychology

Teenagers: Moody, lazy and pretty amazing.

I’ve been teaching teenagers for over a decade. Sure, they can be moody, unpredictable and even aggressive at times and they certainly drive you mad. That said they’re still pretty amazing. I know you’ll probably take some convincing of this, after all they sleep in until noon, stay up playing computer games into the wee …

Parenting

Nurturing Resilience in Our Children

There’s been a fair bit of talk recently about resilience – and how our children somehow lack it. Your own children might even have been taught about it in school and perhaps even had special ‘resilience days’. My own son’s school now grade pupils on resilience as well as all their academic subjects, and while …