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Home schooling: A blessing or a curse?

There is a very different vibe to this round of lockdown, call it Tier 5, but it’s still essentially a lockdown! Winter brings a slower and softer energy than Spring and Summer, usually a time for contemplation and recharging, a renewal of goals and intentions, yet the general energy is one of frustration, exhaustion, worry […]

Noticing November and making it count

November marks the beginning of Winter, with the clocks going back . It is a lovely month, but often gets lost as the shops are brimming with Christmas, yet this year I feel it could lose it’s specialness, as we enter again into a full lockdown across the UK. November is full of traditions that […]

The Dance of Attunement

“Everybody’s got a hungry heart” (Bruce Springstein) There is culturally an assumption that all parents will naturally bond with their baby, but your baby also, is naturally hardwired to seek strong attachment from you too. Babies naturally seek security and we want to provide it. Babies are born ready to love and to be loved. […]

Big boys can cry

Boys love facts! Here’s one….Man’s one kilo brain is the most complex and orderly arrangement of matter known in the universe! My boys loved non-fiction books when they were learning to read and had a phenomenal capacity to retain the most bizarre facts about all sorts of things, especially very unusual animals and insects, but […]

Rewards…..to be or not to be?

Has lockdown taken your usually fairly compliant, cute, lovely little one, into an unrecognisable demanding and defiant less than lovely little one? Anger and defiance are signs that the survival brain is running amok, triggering these responses. It may therefore be tempting to rank up a rewards system in your household to increase co-operation and […]

The Irrational Beast: Anxiety

Have we ever known a World event that has impacted every single family on the planet since the World War II? There’s a whirlwind of emotions in each home at the moment but we can take comfort in that we are not alone in our fears or worries. Many of the fears we carry are […]

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