Another blogger raised an interesting point about gender stereotyping, the availability of toys to young children and whether this influenced them in any way. With my own children, dolls were never much on the agenda. The boys thought they were uninteresting as they didn't do anything - which I guess is not all that surprising.… Continue reading Gender Stereotyping and Child’s Play
Weekly Quote "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."-David Brinkley Weekly Proverb If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb Resilience A recent article suggests that those who can weather the storms of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Resilience and Success
I have been following Moons' blog, Bits and Pieces for some time now and read her post on a traditional form of Chai style tea that originated from Calcutta, as well as the beautiful traditions that surround this drink and its preparation. She's challenged the blogging community to write about a drink that is a… Continue reading Cook Eat Repeat Challenge – Healthy Breakfast Eggnog
Lindy is a young Mum to two energetic boys. Lindy's house is orderly and tidy, and Lindy works part time in a local law firm. The boys go to Daycare when she is at work, and she reports they love the activities there. Even so, she ensures she makes up for the time away from… Continue reading Raising Children and Productivity
Have we become slaves to the potential to our children? Do we want them to succeed so much that we bend over backwards in providing the best opportunities for them?
Decorations are in the shops from August in some places, carols are playing over the speakers in shopping centres, and Christmas comes earlier and becomes more commercialized every year. Even kids are organized early, these days. When my children were younger, a lengthy Christmas wish list of various items ranging in price from in expensive… Continue reading Last Minute Christmas Ideas
Ten minutes to a pretty Environmentally friendly solution? I will take that! Anyone can try this embroidery hack, and it is a great activity for children. All you need is a calico bag and a fine tip permanent pen.
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Friday- Global Wisdom
This is a simple way to get kids and sometimes adults to think less materialistically, and focus on more abstract topics. A great poetry writing exercise for all.
Trying to get teens to eat anything green/healthy/vegetable/fibrous and they will run a mile, in the opposite direction, so the secret to this recipe is that it looks like a sweet cake in appearance, (first duplicitous maneuver ) and it tastes like the junk food on offer at most food outlets, but is not.
Advice - Who Really Wants It? Imagine you are walking through a shopping centre, casually gazing at the items in the store windows, when you see a mother attempting to calm and placate a wailing two year old child. The child thrashes his legs and arms whilst the mother tries to regain control of the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Advice
Early development and exploration is all about putting items into the mouth in order to explore the world. Some kids will want to eat everything in sight, despite being well fed with nutritionally sound meals. Why is this? Having something in our mouth is a very primitive, calming tool. In utero, babies often suck their… Continue reading Why Do Some Kids Throw / Chew Toys or Over – Eat?