The incredible teachers who saved their students

In a week where parents mourn their children after yet another high school shooting, and NRA backed Republicans offer prayers - I thought of the incredible teachers who tried to actually do something - and save their students when the worst happened. In 1996 Thomas Hamilton walked into Dunblane Primary School in Scotland, carrying pistols and … Continue reading The incredible teachers who saved their students

Why are we more protective of daughters when our sons are far more likely to be victims of criminal violence?

It’s half term so my daughter (12) and a close friend of hers (13) are both staying with my boyfriend and I in Manchester.  The Girl suggested a trip into town with her friend – let’s call her Molly, and we’ll call my girl, Lara as that’s her name.  When we suggested they might like … Continue reading Why are we more protective of daughters when our sons are far more likely to be victims of criminal violence?