Jo Leaper by JO LEAPER "He’s so handsome!" ("Yeah, he takes after his father.") "Oooh, you’ve got a gorgeous smile little man!" ("And he knows it.") "What a cheeky devil!" ("Yep, you should see him at home.") Why do we do this to our kids? More to the point, why do we do this to ourselves? Most of us have no problem giving compliments to our children or our friends. Right? But why is it when someone - a friend or a stranger - compliments our kids to us, we find it hard... more
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Jo Leaper is a working mum of two beautiful boys. She loves to catch up with friends, read and, of course, eat chocolate - but truthfully finds it hard to find the time to do all that!
Jo Leaper by JO LEAPER I’m lucky to have two beautiful boys, Caleb* (4) and Fredrick* (2). I’m also not so lucky. Fredrick has been ill just about every day of his life, with the exception of three glorious months between four and sixteen weeks old. I try to instil the same values in each of my boys, regardless of how ill Fredrick is. I hope, every day, that it doesn’t change how I view them or how they view the world. Herein lies my dilemma: how does a parent ensure... more