Month

January 2018

Popular Sayings (said in a parenting context)

Some of the things people say are a bit mad aren’t they? You know what I mean, popular sayings and turns of phrase that ‘roll off the tongue’ without a thought for where they come from. ‘The early bird gets the worm’… Continue Reading →

Has social media stopped us being social?

Remember that time before smart phones?   When you had to, like…. be on time and talk to the person you were meeting (rather than congregate and browse social media in each other’s presence). If you didn’t arrive at the… Continue Reading →

I STARTed in November

Just before Christmas, I participated in the START campaign from @safefood_eu #makeastart much to the amusement of my wife. You see I’m not a typical ‘healthy person’, I don’t have an Instagram account devoted strictly to avocados or squats (I’m… Continue Reading →

Miss-sold PPI: the ‘Perceived Parenting Ideology’?

The issue of mis-sold Perceived Parenthood Ideology or PPI was very widespread in the western world.

It came to light aroud 2011 that groups of ‘parental influencers’ (commonly referred to as ‘they’) in both Ireland and the UK had been pushing PPI to people who had ‘no need for it’ or ‘could not benefit from it’.

 

Dad Music: Is it hip to be square?

At what point do Dads stop being their kids’ role models and become ‘square old fogies’ who are out of touch? It’s bound to happen, once again, the Simpsons called it way back… (see above image)   I mean, the… Continue Reading →

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