This is Steve Biddulph, talking on Thursday 17 January 2013 at The Colston Hall in Bristol about his concerns for girls and what we as parents can do to help them.
This event was organised by JUNO magazine, of which I am editor, and it was fantastic to see so many parents there, really engaged [...]
I saw a news report today about 4G. I don’t have a smart phone so I’m not that excited about the launch, I was more concerned about the underlying current of the report. A technology commentator being interviewed said:
“doing everything faster can only be better for us”
But is it really? Don’t we just end up [...]
I have been wanting to share this for ages, but time just runs away with me. There is so much I would like to do but so little time…I’ve started a book today that is being featured in the next JUNO – In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore. The chapter I’m next to read [...]
Riding this bike has made me very happy today. Someone commented that I seemed much more confident, and I am. I’ve sorted the balance issues and now love every moment. The children feel the same. On the way to school this morning one of them said they didn’t want to go in cars anymore, the [...]
As editor of JUNO I am sent A LOT of press releases. However, this does have its advantages as some of them are very interesting.
Below is something I have received from Population Matters, a charity campaigning for sustainable populations in the UK and abroad. It conducts education, research and advocacy on the environmental impact [...]
My son is going on his first Beaver Scout sleepover. They’ll be camping in tents, but inside the scout hut. They’ll be “away” for 24 hours. I know he has mixed feelings – he says he’s excited and anxious “it’s the first time I’ll be staying away from my family” he says. But he’s keen [...]
I have a letter published in this week’s issue of Nursery World. It’s headed Mothers at Home. In it I defend the status of mothers who choose not to return to work. I wrote it in response to a piece by Rosemary Murphy (Nursery World, 10 November) in which she expresses her disappointment that her [...]
The National Trust has a blog called Outdoor Nation, full of interesting thoughts on being outdoors and why it’s good for us. I thought Risky Business was a really interesting post and it ties in with what I’ve been writing this year about children and risk. The post describes how a tree fell down in [...]
Are you happy? It’s a tough question. Often I find myself moaning and grumbling and yet I would say that yes, fundamentally, I am happy. Is it a silly, misleading question? I heard an interview on Radio 4 with Deborah Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire who was asked, aged 90, “what were her happiest memories? [...]
I have been really interested by the issues and opinions raised in response to my posts on the BBC’s Gareth Malone’s Extraordinary School for Boys. This programme is part of the BBC’s School Season. Another programme I watched in series was John Humphrys Unequal Opportunities, looking at the reasons behind the “attainment gap” between advantaged [...]