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Growth Mindset Activities for Kids | Free 30 page booklet for kids

Growth Mindset Activities for Kids | Free 30 page booklet for kids

Growth mindset activities | 30 page download  Most adults have heard a child say “I just can’t do it” or “He’s cleverer than me!” in frustration. Failure can be daunting if kids don’t understand that mistakes are essential to their learning. So, what’s the difference […]

Growth Mindset For Kids | Free Teaching Resources

Growth Mindset For Kids | Free Teaching Resources

Growth Mindset For Kids | How To Foster A Positive Attitude Towards Learning I don’t know about you,  but when I went to school, you were either smart, stupid or somewhere in between. The belief our kids have about their intelligence and ability has more […]

Kids Pocket Money | don’t make these pocket money mistakes!

Kids Pocket Money | don’t make these pocket money mistakes!

Do you give your kids pocket money? Right around age three our eldest started asking constantly (literally!) for toys. He would ask in the car, at dinner,  at bath time, bed time…the conversation would even come up when he was engrossed in an activity. He […]

How to teach toddlers | 11 tips that will encourage a love of learning…

How to teach toddlers | 11 tips that will encourage a love of learning…

If you want to know how to teach toddlers and build a positive environment where they can learn and thrive then read on… When we talk about ‘teaching’ we tend to think of more formal activities. However, there are many organically occurring experiences that provide […]

Preschool near me | how to find one that doesn’t suck!

Preschool near me | how to find one that doesn’t suck!

Finding the best preschool near me… I’ll be honest with you from the start…my kids have never gone to preschool. I’m an ex-preschool teacher turned teacher trainer turned home schooling parent and I’m here to tell you what makes a great preschool. I have to […]

Perfect doesn’t exist…good enough is good enough!

Perfect doesn’t exist…good enough is good enough!

Being a parent in today’s society can be a little overwhelming. We have access to so much more information than our parents could have ever imagined when they were raising us. Within seconds, we can find the answers to our questions on a device that’s […]

Don’t be a dick this Christmas!

Don’t be a dick this Christmas!

I met an elderly lady on the bus the other day. Her name was Audrey and she was really upset. I wasn’t going to write about her but she’s been on my mind so I thought it might help. She told me that her son […]

Gentle Parenting Toddlers…you’ve got this!

Gentle Parenting Toddlers…you’ve got this!

Just a quick post today…about toddlers… Littlest Boo is definitely embracing toddler-hood and all the wonderfulness that this phase of his life entails. He’s gone from eyelash fluttering butter wouldn’t melt angel baby to an often screaming heap on the floor. All because we do […]