Tag Archives: risk-taking

Conscious Behaviour Begins at Home

Conscious awareness of our own behaviour will appear naturally, and in bursts, throughout our childhood and early adulthood, but only if the early work is done by our parents or by the social environment in which we live. For Mr Butterfly, … Continue reading

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Parents: Allow your Children to Manage their OWN Risk

Alongside Mr Hare using his abilities in Executive Function last Friday, (Executive Function – A Story) there was also an aspect of managed risk in the scenario. Mr Owl (age six) decided to tag along for the ride and took his … Continue reading

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Parents: Free Play Matters – Mindful Disconnection – Pt Six

After all the discussion about toxic people vs great people having toxic moments in a recent post, I’m ready for something a little less heavy! (As great as it was to having everyone’s input.) While this isn’t the post I … Continue reading

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Parents – How do you use ‘No’? (Mindful Disconnection Pt Four)

Many parents over-use the word, No. Many parents say, No, and then back-down. Many parents say, Yes, to eating rubbish food and late nights; and, No, to spending time with their kids playing. Many parents won’t use, No, at all. … Continue reading

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Object Permanence and Self-Soothing

A few months ago I began this post with: I am alone in the house. I am responsible, at this moment, for no-one but myself. It is wonderful. I’ve had a long shower, with no interruptions. I’ve scrubbed and flossed my … Continue reading

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Mr Owl Turned Six

I feel like I’ve been saying, the Owl is nearly six, for a long time. And now here we are, the big event has now been and gone. He had an Almost Overnight Party. I got the idea from Carrie at The … Continue reading

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Nurture Shock: You’ve gotta read this Book!

Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman Publishers: Ebury Press If you do nothing else for your parenting this year, decade life-time – read this book and make the effort to really ‘get’ what they’re saying. It doesn’t cover … Continue reading

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