Why is it that so many Mother’s and Grandmother’s seem to find it sweet, perhaps even flattering, when our children/grandchildren go on about missing us when we’re gone? Sometimes they even get clingy and fretful about missing us before we’ve even left!
People are all different. That’s hardly news but it means not every game or every play style will appeal to your child. Or you for that matter. So if you’re tempted to give up on having fun playing with your child consider the idea that playing something else might be the answer. After all, it’s unrealistic to think you have to enjoy all the same games with one another.
Yet a word of caution here… don’t be tempted to get in a rut with your kids playing only the familiar games. Sure, some kids will find certain kinds of games more challenging that others. Some more boring than others. That’s okay… and you do want play that is fun (after all, it’s hardly ‘play’ if it doesn’t have an element of ‘fun’). But do your best to find a way for your children to build up skills in new areas too. Variety is the spice of life. Continue reading
I watched this interesting animation yesterday about changing the education paradigm. It’s well worth the eleven and a half minutes. (I’ve included it below so you can easily watch it yourself. I’d love to hear what you think about it!) It really ramped up my awareness of WHY today’s educational system simply doesn’t work.
It’s been clear to me for a long time that the educational system that I grew up with, and what I see being experienced out there today is NOT supporting the optimum growth and development of our youth today. Continue reading
So… how can we best guide them? After all, though we may be on the way back to remembering, many of our life experiences have trained us away from our inner guidance. Some days it’s seems impossible for me to trust that they are listening to their inner guidance… like when a toddler is climbing onto a tippy table or reaching for a sharp scissors.
What do you do in these kinds of situations? Continue reading
Today’s brilliant tongue-in-cheek <but only a little> post was received from a friend over at facebook, Amy Lawrence.
11 Step Program for those thinking of having kids
1. Go to the grocery store.
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the paper.
5. Read it for the last time.
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their…
1. Methods of discipline.
2. Lack of patience.
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.
4. Allowing their children to run wild.
5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child’s breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers. Continue reading