“Is Weymouth in Ukraine?” Talking to kids about war

I’ve always talked openly to the boys about most things; it wasn’t a conscious decision so much as an instinctive one. When they got to the age where they could ask questions I started answering as honestly as I could whilst keeping their age and level of understanding in mind. So when Frank asks meContinue reading ““Is Weymouth in Ukraine?” Talking to kids about war”

How much should we shield our children from the news?

We often listen to the radio in the car (6 music preferably, when I’m not taking David Bowie or Spiderman theme tune requests). When the news comes on I sometimes consider turning it down, because I know that it will inevitably contain something tragic or harrowing. But I don’t – I usually turn it up.Continue reading “How much should we shield our children from the news?”