Monthly Archives: January 2011

Emotional Intelligence Part One: Cross, Angry; Mischief, Naughty.

To my great delight and sometimes great pain, we have two highly articulate sons. Delight because they can and do communicate well :); pain because they can and do communicate well. ūüėČ The third is yet to speak, but judging … Continue reading

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Bullying Fact Sheet (via ask dr. dana’s blog)

Found this blog on Dr Dana’s website,¬†and thought the list of things that bystanders can do is simply brilliant. (For hints on raising a resilient child have a look at : Bully Proof your Children.) (For ways to differentiate between … Continue reading

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Sharing: For very small Children

Children don’t always share. And I’m sure we’ve all seen parents turn themselves inside out trying to get their children to share: some bribe; some punish; some reason. A Childish Parent (The Childish Parent¬†) might even buy two or three¬† … Continue reading

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Manic Behaviour: Our Boy with Electronics

The next installment of reintroducing electronics into our¬†nine-year old Hare’s life… For why we took it all away in the first place, check out:¬†¬†No Electronics Here: Why we cut Electronics from our Children’s lives. So, the Hare turned nine¬†early January … Continue reading

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Thanks for Apologising

Why do¬†you apologise? For me, apologising is meant¬†to be¬†an expression of¬†regret, or a way of making amends. But¬†my¬†social faces have managed to get involved, and often my apologising is just appropriate noise.¬†I’ve even taught our children to make the noise … Continue reading

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When the Whales came

¬† On the 4th January 2011, whales came to Mahia. It’s not a new event; often whales beach themselves on the sand. Partly this is because the gradient from¬†the¬†water¬†to beach¬†changes so gradually and partly it’s because Mokotahi¬†Hill was once Mokotahi¬†Island, … Continue reading

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No Electronics Here: Why we cut Electronics from our Children’s lives

About five years ago, we removed all electronic entertainment, for children, from our house. It took us about a year to get really firm about it, but since it’s been gone we’ve never looked back. Our children are so much … Continue reading

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