Discipline, it’s always going to be a hot topic in society. I think because one family can have polar opposite views to the next and still both produce happy, healthy children and then adults. Lack of discipline in childhood is often noted as the main culprit in cases of youth crime etc, but when I try to think about what it is to us and the role it plays it in our family, it seems really ambiguous.
When you have a child there’s often a secret league you enter, your child is pitted against all other local children of similar age, in a milestone/ability/development race. Continue reading
This week I’ve been thinking about self belief. Why some have an abundance of it and others scarcely any at all. Is it determined by childhood experiences or at conception? Continue reading
So, this week it was my birthday, 35! Can’t believe I’m now mid-thirties!!! It seems like 5 minutes ago that I was 17, (the longest year of my life!) waiting to obtain the all important ID. Continue reading
Anyone who knows me will know I’m not the most adventurous or outdoor loving person you will encounter, (tiNY understatement!) I’ve always been the special kind of person who works out a schedule of which days to wash my hair to achieve the optimal results, according to events in my diary. This is absolutely sad, I realise! But thankfully I have loosened up-a little, in recent months. Continue reading
Over the last nine months, our home has seemed to experience a down pouring of questions. Questions about EVERYTHING! Covering every category and subject – historical, scientific, funny, taboo, thoughtful and so on. Continue reading
Whilst Henri and Molly were in school, we were, up until the month before taking them out, very obedient to the ‘no holiday in term time’ rule. I used to admire Continue reading
Months of discussion and deliberation. Attempting to anticipate every possible outcome, problem or pitfall. Mountains of research, scouring through every article, relevant Facebook page, home educating book and opinion ever expressed on the subject out there. Continue reading