Is Modern Living Creating a Crisis for our Children?

I’ve talked before about my worries about the pressures on our teenagers today. I’ve also written about how we could be causing anxiety in our children. I read about how anxiety, depression and mental illness is on the increase and I’ve seen a rise in anxious children in the primary schools I’ve worked in over the last 20 years. As teachers, this is often a topic of conversation in the staff room. Why is it that young children, some aged just 9, are becoming more anxious about life? It is a real worry. This post is not meant to cause offence and these are my own views but I’m talking about real situations that I have witnessed.
I’m wondering if our modern lifestyles are one of the reasons for the rise in our children’s anxiety?
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What to do when the blog takes off!

I feel really lucky because my blog is beginning to earn me a little money. I’m very proud of that fact especially after just a year. My only worry is that with writing or accepting material for other people and companies, my blog may begin to follow a different path to the one I expected or wanted. Posts may not be totally my idea or may not present in the way that I would like them to. I’m very protective of my little corner of the internet!
So here is my dilemma folks….do I carry on and accept all paid work? Or do I take a step back and take back the blog? I am working full-time as a teacher and juggling the two is tricky but manageable at the moment. The extra money is lovely too! I also would not post anything I didn’t fully agree with.
I suppose it comes down to why I started blogging in the first place and what my aims were. You can read about that here
I would love to hear your views people of the internet! In the meantime, enjoy this lovely flat-lay image!


Could our children be anxious because of us?

There seems to be more children with anxiety in our society than ever before. This is something that I have been reading quite a bit about recently and the facts are quite staggering. In fact the research shows that as many as one in six young people in the UK suffer from anxiety. To look it another way, one in five teenagers in an average class will be suffering from anxiety ( This is a frightening statistic frankly and it got me thinking about why this is happening.  As a mum, I know that there are many pressure of our teenagers which I have written about Here.
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