Tag: parenting

Confusing Messages

Advice for the Young Child Shhh. Not now, just wait. I’m trying to work and I can’t think straight.     Careful! Don’t drop that cup. You’ll spill all the milk – I’ll have to clean up     Stop! Don’t run ahead. You’re too fast for me, walk slower instead.     Gentle! You…

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(Un)helpful Advice

    I have friends with children who often come across overly-critical relatives/friends/random folk in shops,  who believe their advice is best.  I’m sure those people mean well, but many friends have felt like failures because they feel they aren’t doing the parenting thing right.  Here is a poem to reflect this scenario:   No bottles love, the…

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When Superheroes Ruled

When Superheroes Ruled You were drawn to shades of blue Loved the ocean and the sky. Many plans for when you grew – opportunities you would try.   Pink’s now your favourite shade, not as bold as vibrant red. Mums and princesses now played – dreams of making home instead.   Superheroes ruled the roost, battles…

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