I work with a LOT of parents! At pretty much every single workshop I run, a dad will come up to me at the end and sheepishly say, “can I ask you a question? Why does our child not settle for me?”. They describe hours of trying to soothe a crying baby, trying to get a […]
The government has announced it will not appeal a High Court judgement which ruled changes to benefits discriminate against people with mental health issues. The case, brought by a women with psychological difficulties, concluded in December and ruled an amendment to the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people “could not be objectively justified”. […]
Pamela Anderson and Piers Morgan are at loggerheads over her upcoming appearance on ‘Life Stories’. The former ‘Baywatch’ star is the latest guest to sit down for an interview on Piers with the notoriously tear-jerking talk show, where she opened up about her career and life in the public eye. However, in a blog published […]
This week I, belatedly, finished Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, a 2015 exploration of the new era of public shaming brought about by social media. The book is a thought-provoking study of why disparate, nebulous groups come together online on platforms such as Twitter to gang up on individuals, as well as a […]
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she will have a baby in office in a no-nonsense way: “I am not the first woman to multitask,” she stated. The pregnancy is sure to be heavily scrutinised and to attract a welter of stereotyped views about pregnant women losing focus during pregnancy – the whole […]
Officers are warning members of the public not to approach Ben Goodspeed, 18 (left), and 17-year-old Tate Heeney (right) who are wanted by Essex Police after the stabbing in Colchester.