It would be hypocritical of me to say that I do not like to wear designer clothes but one thing that really annoys me about some young children these days is their obsession with their clothing. When I say young, I am talking about ten-year olds which does not mean it is okay for everyone…Read more The Childhood Conundrum
When a beggar asks for change, do you give it or walk away? I was asked this question once and realised that sadly, I was of the latter people who would keep their heads down and hands in their pockets. Like the issue discussed yesterday where people in London tend not to interact with each…Read more The Arrogance Of Humanism
Pride. A usually disliked emotion but it certainly is different when you feel proud about other people. An example would be your parents. Yes whilst we know they constantly teeter on the edge of embarassing you in front of your friends with a casual remark or two, there are moments when you grin and think…Read more Proud Of Your Parents?
Does the love for books and reading come from nature or nurture?
Next week, exams begin for AS students in the UK and so here are a few tips to make sure nothing messes with your Zen-like focus and concentration that you hopefully will have during the exam. Getting to the exam hall on time- You may have swaggered in to class late throughout the year but…Read more Don’t Let These Things Put You Off Your Game On Exam Day
Those of us who have entered the working world, be it part time or full time, have all experienced the thrilling rush of that burst of newfound financial freedom. How did you react to it? I remember when I first began working nearly two years ago, the first paycheck seemed like such a huge amount…Read more First Times
So tomorrow is Sunday which means a day of relaxation and peace. Oh wait, that is what it would have meant two years ago before I started working. Recently, every Sunday has coincided with my mind turning to getting another job which of course is difficult when you are a student. To be honest, the…Read more Work and Weird Happenings
If you are a parent, are there some things you wish you had recorded whilst growing up to refer back to as an adult? To give to your children and say hey, I was like you once and here is my written proof. Looking over my childhood things, I began to think about how writing…Read more The Legacy Of Our Teenage Years
Whenever a teachers' strike is announced, the government always cries out that it will damage teachers' reputations. What a joke. I say this not because as a student it means a day off-though that would have played a part when I was a child-but because it is a pathetic attempt by the government to persuade…Read more Striking Teachers: Love Them Or Hate Them?
During the holidays, my youngest brother’s claims of boredom got me thinking about my childhood and the things that used to keep me occupied. There were times when I would be bored but at the age of eleven, I am pretty sure this was a rarity. Of course, my brother was only bored because he…Read more Simply Telling Children To Stop Playing Video Games Will Not Work