Career

You “can’t do that”… or can you?

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2 school girls

My old school isn’t much like it was. The school building I once knew has been knocked down and a swanky, new university-like structure stands proudly in the grounds. There are few staff members I recognise. But then, it has been 12 years. I’m queuing at reception amongst cold and impatient visitors to sign in […]

Children

Don’t call my child shy

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Don't call my child shy

I know, I know; it’s so easy to do, right? Every parent wants to raise a confident child. Yet, you say hello to a child and he buries his face in his mummy’s shoulder. The next words that come out of your mouth are something like “Aww he’s shy” or “You don’t have to be shy […]