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Should the tooth fairy be a financial transaction?

At around 5 yrs old, losing your first tooth has to be one of the most exciting moments in your life to date. It is the first rite of passage […]

Once upon a time…

Children are happy to listen to stories however they are told. Whether from a book, or just spoken off-the-cuff inventions, they are fascinated with words, the sounds of voices and […]

Controlled Autonomy

Growing children is not something most parents do lightly. Whether you approach your parenting from a micro or a macro level, each decision you make for, and on behalf of […]

What should children learn in order to thrive in the future?

The invention and mass production of the motor car changed many things – one of them being access to education. Suddenly, children who piled four deep on the family pony […]

Jamie Oliver – Teach every child about food.

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jamie Oliver […]

5 Ways to sibling harmony.

If nothing else, school holidays highlight the relationship your children have with each other. One moment your home is a vision of harmony, co-operation, consideration and laughter. Seconds later you […]

Sleepover Survival. 5 Valuable Tips.

The sleepover is a much misunderstood concept. Somewhere back in time before public records were kept, someone decided that a group of children staying the night was a set-and-forget idea […]

Childhood Boredom. Is it a key to future success?

Self-direction is an invaluable skill. In our emerging future where education and work are being redefined, the ability to self motivate and think independently will become necessary skills for success. […]