After battling her son and his obsession with electronic devices and games, a friend recently threw out a comment that got her son worrying… “You’ll get game-itis if you keep playing that iPad!” She told him it affects his eyes and means he can’t play on any device for a week until it clears up. […]
Though tiring when the kids were little, their endless questions make my heart swell. These little questioning minds are in good stead to serve them well in the future. Asking “why” or “how” deepens children’s general knowledge. It opens discussions about what they notice and helps them to make sense of the world around them. […]
At what age do kids realise that putting something away straight away takes a bit of time in the short term, but saves loads of time in the long run?
What do you do when the younger one is better than the older one?? Last year Megan started school and did well. Amazingly well, to be honest. She was like a sponge and just picked things up so quickly and seemingly easily. Last year, the phonics program we followed at school was pretty basic. We […]
Tonight I was needed. Not in the usual ‘cook dinner, do washing, buy groceries’ kind of needed. Anyone can do those jobs and this family still functions. No tonight I was needed… me… Megan’s mum. Because tonight we schooled the kids on a classic movie…E.T.! Because tonight, despite Megan loving the movie, she was upset. […]