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Why I won’t make my children sit still…

Why I won’t make my children sit still…

I’ll admit that as a 21-year-old teacher I used the words ‘sit still’ more than I probably should have! I didn’t know it at the time. I’d been trained to think that learning meant sitting still. I was taught to utilise several strategies to ‘encourage’ […]

How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

It’s difficult to write about parenting without coming across as overly judgemental. There are so many different opinions and most claim that research is on their side. I write this as a former Early Years Teacher and as a parent. I write it knowing how […]

A Letter To Headteachers Everywhere…

A Letter To Headteachers Everywhere…

Dear Headteacher, Summer is over and your classrooms are full of smartly dressed students once again. My child won’t be among them because I’m saddened by the state of Education in this country. I’m saddened that children so young are already bored with learning. Their […]

French Baby Books That You Need On Your Bookshelf.

French Baby Books That You Need On Your Bookshelf.

French Books for Babies and Toddlers Babies love books! French baby books are the perfect way to introduce a new language to your little one. Babies love the colours, the textures and the sound of the spoken words…but most of all, they love the special […]

What Should My Child Know? Targets, activities and why it doesn’t really matter that much!

What Should My Child Know? Targets, activities and why it doesn’t really matter that much!

I want to start by saying that this is difficult for me to write. Assessing children based on a set of criteria is one of the reasons I left my job in Education and why I thought about home schooling even before I had children. […]

The Nasty Side of Travelling…

The Nasty Side of Travelling…

We’ve been planning our families adventure for around 7 months and only left home less than a month ago. But in that time we’ve been really surprised by the negativity that we’ve received. Thankfully, we’ve had several positive comments too but it still hurts to be […]

Are you ready for change?

Are you ready for change?

We find it frightening. The bitterness. The sadness. The lack of satisfaction people are getting from being alive. We felt it too. Drudgery. Working. Washing. Cooking. Sleeping. I feel guilty just saying it. Our house is in a beautiful part of West Wales, not far […]

10 TV Shows With Positive Role-Models For Young Kids

10 TV Shows With Positive Role-Models For Young Kids

This is a collaborative post with Oled TVs Panasonic. Enjoy a cinema experience in your home with amazing picture quality! So, my three year old son picked up a Barbie today in the charity shop. He announced that she was a princess and that she must […]