Spare the rod spoil the child

There are a few things recently that I’ve mentioned in passing to friends or family of decisions we’ve made with Katie which have had a bit of a mixed reaction. I think sometimes me and John can struggle with how we parent her because we are bringing her up in a different way to howContinue reading “Spare the rod spoil the child”

Pregnancy and birth – Alice

After my two miscarriages in 2013 I was pretty sure I was pregnant again at the end of October and took a test with the idea of telling John on his birthday (31st October). It was negative, so that scuppered that plan. I was really surprised because that was my third (I thought) pregnancy inContinue reading “Pregnancy and birth – Alice”

We’re moving school!

We got confirmation over half term that Katie has been accepted at the school we applied to, so she will definitely be starting there in September. She will be in a year 5/6 mixed class of 15 kids including her. There are only 47 kids in the entire school, compared to her current school whereContinue reading “We’re moving school!”

School enquiry

A few weeks ago I sent an enquiry to two schools in our area, both of which have good reputations and are much smaller schools than Katie’s current one. I outlined that we were struggling to get accommodations put in place for Katie at her current school, listed what those accommodations were, and asked eachContinue reading “School enquiry”

A mountain or a molehill?

Yesterday morning Katie did not want to go to school. This is nothing unusual but I asked her if there was anything particular that was bothering her and she said one of the boys in her class had told the teacher she was bullying him. I asked if he had any reason to say that,Continue reading “A mountain or a molehill?”