Tag Archives: maturity

The Real amount of Sleep Children NEED

As promised, part two of the sleep series which begins here: Parents: Naughty Kids Need More Sleep and Clever Kids Do Too.. I have no idea where I got this information from, but it seems to be standard and I … 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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Executive Function – A Story

On Friday morning, Mr Hare (aged nine) had the option of being organised and riding to the bus-stop with Craig in the work car or being less organised and me walking with him. The work car has Navman. The bus-stop is … Continue reading

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Mindful Disconnection – Another Story

We arrived home Thursday afternoon and Mr Owl (aged six) hopped out of the car and went to play up a tree in our front yard. I released Mr Butterfly (aged 21 months) from his car-seat and took my things inside.  … Continue reading

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Parents: Naughty Kids Need More Sleep and Clever Kids Do Too.

Before the advent of electricity, most children on most days were in bed when the sun went down and got up when the sun rose. When you put it in perspective – that’s not so long ago – and that has been the norm for as long … Continue reading

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Connecting with our Children is easy – Try This…

One of the consistent signs of great parenting (not just OK, so-so or good-enough) is that children can make warm and constant eye-contact with their mothers (main care-givers) – with little or no teaching from those mothers (main care-givers). One of … Continue reading

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Mindful Disconnection – A Story

Yesterday, at around 3.35pm, we began our usual walk to the bus-stop to fetch Mr Hare. Mr Butterfly was in the buggy and Mr Owl was walking beside me. After around five mintues of walking Mr Owl said, “Oh no! … Continue reading

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Preparing for Real Life – Mindful Disconnection Pt Seven(!)

We all know them: the bright high-achievers who bomb-out once they leave school. We all know the others: the bright hard-working early high-achievers who never seem to reach their potential once they’re away from home. We all know the ones … 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 Please: Connect before you use Mindful Disconnection (Sidebar to the Series)

Just a thought that came to me as I was attending yet another vomiting child in the night…Mindful Disconnection isn’t going to work unless the child knows your disconnecting. It may seem obvious, but maybe not. Example: Toddlers in playgrounds. … Continue reading

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