Mum Creates ‘Elf For Christmas’ Advent Tradition To Help Promote Good Behaviour During December

Parents will know only too well how excited children get over present-giving elves during the month of December. One mum was determined to make sure the tradition instilled care and kindness in her kids. Sarah Greenwell, 34, from Durham, who is mum to Holly, three, and Finley, two, came up with ‘Elf For Christmas’ while…

National Adoption Week: One Mum Shares How She Stopped Her Sons’ Violent Attacks

An adoptive mother who was repeatedly attacked by her sons has told how she learned to de-escalate their anger so violent incidents are now ‘very rare’. The woman, who has spoken out under the pseudonym Lydia, to protect her adopted children’s identities, said her sons used to “hit, bite and kick” her and her husband, and…

Creative writing competition: Writers & Artists and Firewords Quarterly

  The free-to-enter competition is for short fiction that responds to this illustration by artist Maggie Chiang Firewords Quarterly Magazine publishes stories accompanied by specially-created visuals. To enter Writers & Artists’ Firewords Quarterly Competition, send short stories up to a maximum 1,000 words inspired by the illustration by Maggie Chiang. The winning entry will be…

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