Being bullied on the school bus? This is what happened to Ben….

Ben tried to deal with the bullying

This story first appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald  in April 2014.    In December 2006, parents Paul and Caroline Vodden experienced a devastating and life-changing event – their 11-year-old son Ben committed suicide. What could … [Read more...]

Calling all Americans – give up your guns!

Time to change - and bring the Constitution up to date....

Do you ever wonder how many more people will have to die in America before that country wakes up to its lunatic attitude to guns?  As the awful news unfolded last week about the shooting of children and teachers at a school in the USA - we all … [Read more...]

First day back at school – what’s it like for you? From one Swindon mum.

First day at school can seem like a long, uphill slog

Today many children went back to school - as a mum of three, I have three of these days to deal with this year as all three children are at different stages. Today will possibly be the most long-winded and it reminded me of the trauma that many … [Read more...]

Should we put sports’ day photos on social media sites?

school playing field running track

Today was sports day at my children's school. It was a fun day and they did really well. I took some great pics and was all ready to publish them in action on Facebook - didn't really think about it being a problem.   Then a text … [Read more...]