As a parent I find that I am always comparing my own children's childhood against my own. I was lucky that I had a really good childhood filled with lots of happy memories of fun days out, playing with friends and my early school years. Being a mum to a teen and two toddlers I have came to realise that actually so much has changed in the last 20 odd years since I was a young child, and that children these days have a totally different experience of childhood then I had all of them years ago.
When I was a child there was no mobiles, ipads or sky TV we were encouraged to get active, to go outside and play with friends at every opportunity. I remember playing skipping and hop scotch in the school playground and school PE lessons on the climbing operators. My teenage daughter does none of this, her whole childhood has been different to my own, ipads, TV and computer games have dominated her generations childhood.