Aideen Glynn, Author at The M Word

Aideen Glynn

April 20, 2019

How I Get My Youngest To Sleep Every Night Using Dreams

If anyone was ever witness to the conversations that take place between me and my youngest son at bedtime they would think we had consumed copious […]
April 19, 2019

School Doesn’t Prep Kids For The Real World

When you graduate from secondary school you can name 52 prepositions in the English language, recite theorems and algebra formulae and regurgitate passages from Shakespeare.  You […]
April 11, 2019

Would You Call Your Daughter Moon Unit Zappa?

In order for a civilised society to function in an orderly fashion there has to be a certain amount of rules and regulations.  If everybody does […]
April 11, 2019

The Trick To Getting Them To Do What You Want

When you tell someone they have to learn something or have to complete something chances are they will find every reason under the sun to do […]
April 7, 2019

Motherhood Comes With No Training, No Instructions, No Holidays and No Salary

In case anyone is living in a cave, Mother’s Day is looming this weekend and the shops are awash with flowers, cards and other pretty things. […]
January 8, 2018
March 29, 2019

Give Me A Toddler Over A Teen, Anytime

I arrived into work after a recent hectic weekend filled with teenagers and their endless pursuits and asked my colleague how her weekend went. Her face […]
March 17, 2019

That Moment A Child Believes In YOU

All the parenting websites offer untold advice about encouraging our children. They tell us to motivate them, interest them and help them become independent. We are […]
February 17, 2019

Why Grandparents Really Are Awesome

So there I was in work one quiet Saturday afternoon when I got a video message from one of the kids.   Nothing unusual in itself, except […]