The Impact of “The Emotional Load”

The Impact of “The Emotional Load”

The other day someone in a group I’m part of on Facebook asked if it’s normal to feel completely drained and over emotional on a day where you have doctors visits, even if you actually get good results. I related so very much to that question. And it got...
Grown Ups Need Calm Down Corners Too!

Grown Ups Need Calm Down Corners Too!

This week the twins are back at Kindy, and…. Honestly it is a bit of a relief. Thankfully this time around I took my own advice about What I’ll Do Differently Next School Holidays. There was definitely more down time, and not as much “busyness”. We also managed to...
Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Pencil Grip?

Should I Be Worried About My Child’s Pencil Grip?

One thing that almost any parent of a preschooler will be aware of, is how they are gripping their pencil. Now, let me start by saying that this is not something that develops overnight. It takes time, a concentrated effort and multiple developmental skills lining up...
Why Struggles Are So Important for Kids

Why Struggles Are So Important for Kids

Yesterday I posted an article about “Lawnmower Parents” on my Facebook Page. According to the article, Lawnmower Parents are parents who mow down any obstacle even before the child encounters one. One paragraph that really resonated with me was: “But...
Splashing in Puddles: A Forgotten Pleasure

Splashing in Puddles: A Forgotten Pleasure

Sometimes it really is the simple things in life that give us pleasure. Back at the end of June, it was a rainy afternoon when I had to go and pick up my daughter from her educational development program. Now, as many of you know, doing school pickup when it’s...

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