Parenting Style

Listen

Listen

I’ve spoken before about my journey to change my parenting style and I’ve recommended books that have been great stepping stones on the journey. Today I am recommending another one. It is “Listen : Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges” by Patty […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2016 ! I hope that you and your family have had a nice holiday season. Now that it is almost back to normal routine, I thought I’d share a few snippets that have caught my eye over the break.  The first is a wonderful […]

When are kids too young?

When are kids too young?

This article from Science Alert came wandering across my web view today.  It’s called “New study suggests we’re sending our kids to school too young“. My initial reaction to reading the title was, ‘well, duh!’ The idea of sending my just-turned-five year old children off […]

Experiment: Letting Go

Experiment: Letting Go

I’ve decided to run an experiment here at the Patch. I’m guessing that like most folk I harbour the idea that if left to their own devices the kids would turn in to the world’s biggest couch potatoes, staring in a glazed-over way at the […]

Playing with the kids

Today’s post is really a recommended reading. It’s about play and it’s importance to our children.  I love this article by Genevieve Simperingham, it encapsulates so much of what I wish for my kids.  It’s called, very simply, The Power of Play. I’m also very slowly […]

Life skills for kids – a timely reminder

Over at my personal blog I’ve talked about starting out on the KonMari method of decluttering and organisation.  Interestingly enough I started this morning off by thinking about moving through the untouched bookshelves today.  The Universe clearly approves as when I sat down with my […]