If you’re getting nervous about the prospect of an empty nest there is help at hand – workshop news!… Read More Preparing for the Empty Nest – new workshop date!
Feeling a bit pointless after the uni drop off? So did Madonna and Rob Lowe amongst others…… Read More “Empty nest syndrome” or What’s good enough for Madonna is good enough for me
I don’t know why we insist on New Year’s resolutions in January. Midwinter has to be the least inspirational time of year to do anything. We should move our New Year to September, when young people actually move on in one way or another, and the rest of us realise that well over half of… Read More September: You say goodbye and I say hello!
Thursday, 18th August is a crucial morning if you are a parent of an A-level student. Get yourself in panic-free mode to deal with any result.… Read More What to expect on A-level results day 2016
Your child, let’s call her Edwina again, has managed to bag a room on Readingham University campus and can’t wait to kit it out in style. She’s thinking matching cups and plates, decorative desk tidy and floral bedspreads. But have a look at our list before you dash off for what is likely to be a humdinger of a shop to Ikea, or even John Lewis – and, as much as I have sold my soul to John Lewis on a few occasions, in this instance: just NO!… Read More You and your fresher: Read this before you rush out to the shops!
Summertime… and the living should be easy, but I fear that what we can actually expect will be invigorating but much less relaxing than Gershwin. Here is what’s likely to be going on in the mature family’s house this summer: Temperamental weather. Living in the British Isles, we talk the talk about barbecues and picnics,… Read More Summertime with adult children – chilling with challenges
I guess I knew that there was ample chance that I would eat my smug empty nester blog words at some point, and this month it happened. My youngest, let’s call her Edwina again, has left her uni halfway through her first year and moved in back home. We made sure this wasn’t just a… Read More Your child at university – when it doesn’t go quite to plan
So how did this happen? – We stood forlorn in the empty nest only yesterday, it seems, got over it and wrote our empty-bucket list when suddenly – bang! The Boomerang Kid, or recent graduate is back home ‘just until they’ve found a job and somewhere to live’. Result: shoes and coats all over the house… Read More Come back Peter, come back Paul…how to survive life with your Boomerang Kid..
My son has just celebrated his 20th birthday. My son isn’t a teenager any more. There is a sub context there which is how bloody old that makes me, but more relevantly, how quickly he has become the fine young man he is now and how important the next decade is likely to be… Read More Advice to my 20 year old son
Hello Empty Nest – Hello new challenges! Your children, Edwina and Cuthbert, as we have lovingly named them, have now settled in at Readingham University, they have overcome first term flu, knuckled down to some work and may even have cooked a hot meal or two. In the meantime, after the initial spell of weepiness… Read More Enrolling in the University of the Empty Nest