Deborah Gundle talks about www.netbuddy.org.uk and how other parents are the key to making it work.
A picture speaks a thousand words and this is one of my favourites. A shame it wasn’t around in 1999 when my 4 year old son was being constantly scolded, chastised and persecuted by his teachers. I’ve felt for a long time that children in the UK start school far too early and when this is compounded by being an August born child – the odds for a smooth ride in the early years, dwindle to virtually zero.
Parents dread the idea of their children being sick. And if that happens they want to be close to them all along. I have come across a great organisation called Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), an independent Charity which aims to provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.