Tag Archives: maturity

Two Temperaments + Two Power Tantrums = Mother with a Sense of Humour!

In order to keep me on my toes, our two lovely eldest sons decided to have Power Tantrums on the same morning. Luckily, I’d had a good night’s sleep and was in the right frame of mind to deal with … Continue reading

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Toddlers and their Understanding of Time

It was bound to happen. He’s the youngest by four years and four months. He seems to be older than he is. So, I assumed too much.  It was one of those moments: I was just talking for the sake … Continue reading

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Anger or Something Else: Emotional Intelligence – Part Two

Emotions are often misunderstood and misinterpreted. We seem to forget too easily that we are, biologically speaking, far more emotional beings than we are rational-intellectual ones or behaviourist-robots. And the programming in our brain – the sum total of our emotional experiences to date … Continue reading

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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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