Tag Archives: Children

Facebook cartoon meme

You may well have seen the campaign on Facebook to change your profile picture to a childhood cartoon character. The changes were accompanied by a status update like this: Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday, December 6, there should […]

Failure, Friends and Finding your Feet

I love being a dad.  I find it the most astonishing, life-affirming, challenging wonder-filled experience I have ever known and my children keep surprising me and teaching me new lessons. My little boy, Jacob, is 17 months old.  He’s been tentatively and briefly on his feet for the last few weeks but mostly he’s been […]

Grown Ups and Growing Up

At the weekend I joined many others in celebrating my mum’s forty year’s service to the Girls Brigade in Coventry, England. Forty years. Forty years. Since she was sixteen, apart from a break to have her own children, she’s encouraged, supported and empowered thousands of girls by giving her time and energy to provide safe, […]

This Week’s Review

Some of the articles that have caught my eye this week: General Issues Did you know there have been more than 2000 nuclear explosions on the planet since 1945? I didn’t. Displayed in an animation from Pink Tentacle Guillermo del Toro to make games – but what other film directors would you like to see […]

Stopping Children’s Play

The news today made me cry out with primal rage. The UK government is cancelling the funding for thousands of community playgrounds. The Playbuilder scheme was a key element of the 2007 Children’s Act and was establlished in response to the universally acknowledged need for safe outdoor places for children to play. Now the government […]

Google Brain

I recently saw this on Facebook: Written by Matthew, an 11 year old boy.  He’s not being ironic.  It’s an attitude that is permeating society, particularly among the young. In a sense I think Matthew is right.  We’ve never had access to such large amounts of information before so the majority of school activity suddenly […]