Let’s Talk About Sex

Before you are ready, your kids are ready to talk about SEX! Talking about sex to children is not straightforward! Each child is different. All 3 of mine  became curious around 8. Sadly we never got the text-book 'I rocked explaining sex to my children' moment, but we did have a laugh trying... 1st time  … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex

We want our kids to be confident & here’s how to build it! 

Have I ever told you that my middle son was very shy? To be honest, I quite liked it. Whenever we would meet new people he would bury his head into me and whisper in my ear, BUT one day I felt a nudge, I had a choice - I could hold him close and … Continue reading We want our kids to be confident & here’s how to build it! 

It’s MY party and I WILL cry if I want to! 

  Children get angry from time to time. Little people express themselves in very loud, untidy, demonstrative & creative ways - and often at the most inappropriate times! But remember We are raising humans not robots, NOT every book/blog/method works on every child, and I believe parents need to think outside the box on discipline and … Continue reading It’s MY party and I WILL cry if I want to! 

Top 10 Device Tips – for under 10’s

Computers, devices, smartphones and consoles are amazing and I am very grateful for them, but I am even more passionate about my children learning from authentic human interaction, communication & touch that can never be replicated in technology. We are not trying to build a control based, fear & rule keeping family, but instead a culture … Continue reading Top 10 Device Tips – for under 10’s

Top 10 Teen Tips for Devices

I will always be grateful for modern conveniences and the advancement of technology. I often wonder if I might have done better in my arts degree with access to Google images (Who remembers the old school library and photocopier days?!). The internet is no longer new, but I am still so often surprised when I … Continue reading Top 10 Teen Tips for Devices