Parenting, Family and Education


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Patricia Carswell has a particular interest in family and parenting issues. She has two teenage sons so can write about teenagers with some authority, though is equally happy to tackle baby and toddler subjects.

Patricia also writes about education and has covered topics such as home education and sport in schools.



School House Magazine

Pastoral Care at University

Leaving home for university can be a daunting challenge for a young undergraduate; Patricia Carswell offers some advice on how to feather their wings. Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for Rowing and Regatta Magazine

University can be the best time of your life. But where to apply?

As you watch the top university crews strutting their stuff at the heads this winter, it's only natural, as a sixth form rower, to picture yourself in one of those boats in just a year or two. Perhaps you feel that setting your sites on anything other than a major rowing university would be selling yourself short? Read more...

School House Magazine

Have schools got the X factor?

As schools seek to interest their pupils in music, Patricia Carswell finds that there are more reasons than one to sing for your supper. Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The National

Mother's little kitchen helpers

Haya Hasham-AbuLaila is preparing tea for her children, Laith, 9, Hamza, 7, and 4-year-old Sophia. In many households, the kids would appear occasionally to ask when dinner would be ready. Not here: Hasham-AbuLaila’s children are desperate to help. Read more...

 Freelance Journalist Patricia Carswell
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