Grandchildren

14/11/2016

Positive Role Models, especially for girls.

Today, as I am thinking about my next blog post, Donald Trump has been announced as the President Elect, due to take over early in 2017. […]
04/07/2016

The portrayal of children from diverse backgrounds (1)

Princesses (?!) I don’t necessarily advocate filling girls’ heads with fantasies of being ‘princesses’, but on the other hand I am committed to the view that […]
08/02/2016

A diverse society. Girls, dolls, skin tone and self-image.

“Girls and self-image” may not appear to be relevant for the upbringing of two boys from a Caribbean background, but this is certainly relevant for their […]
23/11/2015

Stories about Adoption and Looked-after children. Random Musings. Long live Stories and Art!

I love it when I get feedback from people about the blog. Recently one reader asked whether I have seen the recent list published in The […]
30/12/2014

Extra note before the end of the year 2014.

Before I write a New Year’s Monday Morning blog next week, I just want to say “Thank you” to Lenny Henry for his guest-editing of the […]
26/05/2014

Jah’s hair and hair in general.

When I went out with Jah into the city centre of Leicester, not only did I receive criticism about his name, but also about his hair, […]
01/11/2013

Three cheers for cousins!

Our granddaughter Mia has twelve black cousins, one white cousin and two who may look white, but have Caribbean and white heritage.  She also has three […]
09/10/2013

Explaining things to children

We adopted our sons in the 1970s.  Now they are both fathers. Our granddaughter Mia is black – and beautiful of course!  One day, when she […]