Is your child ready for school?

“Readiness” is usually a minor matter to parents who both work and are able to extend working hours once the preschooler reaches school age. But how ready is the youngster? Has enough been done to make that transition easier?¬† The following (exhaustive!) list could have eager parents patting themselves on the back; it could have […]

A Matter of Course

Not much thinking is needed to realise that what the current younger generation sees as an expected right or¬†resource may well have been entirely absent two generations ago. And what were accepted practices then, may now — sadly or gladly — be absent. My most shattering eye-opener was at a family reunion when Dad gave […]