Happy Mothers Day!
Check the info-graphic from vouchercloud to see what kind of traditions people have for Mother’s Day in different countries . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Traditions Around the World
One dad’s view on music videos for kids and U Music TV, a new TV channel designed for for children to enjoy music videos. . . . → Read More: U Music TV Kapow’s Cartoons
I have a confession to make. I regularly let my kids get bored. In today’s stimulation-rich tiger-mum environment, I feel that such a confession is likely to send me to the bottom of the class in the eyes of my fellow parents who seem hell-bent on providing such an enriching environment for their offspring . . . → Read More: Let our kids be bored!
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein.
Inspecting a school on a dreary day at the end of November, I entered the Reception classroom and took the only adult chair available, which happened to be next to a little girl sitting on her own. She looked curiously at my white . . . → Read More: Looking For The Real Father Christmas
Brief history of Halloween for kids. These days, Halloween may be one coherent celebration, but a whole mix of (sometimes opposing) cultures and traditions has gone into making it the festival we know and love today. . . . → Read More: Festival Fusion
Research shows a lot of kids never experienced simple outdoor activities like walking through the mud, kicking up autumn leaves or climbing the trees comparing to the older generation. Use the long holidays to provide these experiences to your children. . . . → Read More: Squelchy Dirt, Daisy Chains and The Long Holidays
‘Friends of South Park’ is a small community group formed by local mums with the aim to improve the recreational, environmental and educational facilities of South Park (Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme) . . . → Read More: Friends of South Park, Cheadle Hulme
One of the most important developments in early childhood is the onset of the capacity to control ourselves and ultimately, achieve self-control and discipline. This is different from the control which is imposed by outsiders like parents and teachers. As children grow into independence, the opportunities to impose discipline diminish dramatically. . . . → Read More: Adam’s Tale
Motherism prejudice hits stay-at-home mums where it hurts and working mums criticised for parenting approach and “lack of focus“. Can women ever win this war? Ultimately shouldn’t we, ”be celebrating that women have choices now”? . . . → Read More: Damned if you do and damned if you don’t…
The womanly figure is synonymous with child care. One question comes to my mind – where is the father? While it’s true, fathers have only recently started to take a greater interest in the upbringing of children, I think that a father has certain privileges, nay, responsibilities which are distinct from a mother’s relationship with a child. . . . → Read More: Father Figure