Behaviour, Episodes, Parenting

The Hippy Myth – Episode 007

It wasn’t so long ago a close friend said not to turn into a hippy as they were “weird”. Looking back now I actually feel sorry for that friend, that she was so wrapped up in consumerism that she saw love, compassion, living a chemical free, meat-free life and looking after my children in an instinctive way, weird. In fact, it…

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Breastfeeding, Episodes, Parenting

In conversation about Breastfeeding aversions – Episode 006

There is a certain stigma around breastfeeding, certainly after a certain age. I’ve talked before about my own inability to share my breastfeeding photos. In the UK after 6 months, only 1% of women are exclusively breastfeeding their child. Now, imagine someone told you that breastfeeding can be a highly irritating and agitating experience! Is it not really selling it is…

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Behaviour, Episodes, Parenting

The Respect Myth – Episode 005

How do we teach our children to respect their elders? Our children are the most vulnerable of society and yet somehow they become the most disrespected of the generations. If we want our children to respect us, aren’t we responsible for teaching them what respect is? Don’t we have to model it to be able to achieve that? Or is really…

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Behaviour, Episodes, Parenting

The Reception Years Myth Episode 003

Are children in reception years really playing too much? Ofsted seems to think they are. Should we really expect our 5 years to be able to read and write? or is it time we start looking at a more progressive model similar to the Scandinavians. Telegraphy article mentioned  Alfie Kohn reading suggestion  Ken Robinson YouTube  Intro: Bensound.com

Behaviour, Episodes, Parenting

The Christmas Myth – Episode 002

Should we be present rather than buying presents? Is it right to tell our children Santa is real? Should the lead-up Christmas be all about bribes and threats? and do we need to remember how hard it really is for children at Christmas? Musing’s about the upcoming festive period. Kindest Elves Article mentioned by G.Monbiot Intro music :Bensound.com

Episodes, Parenting

The Selfish Mother Myth – Episode 001

Is there such a thing as the Selfish Mother – Or are we do we actually need our “me time”? A conversation about getting the right balance of “me time: so you can deal with those everyday stresses or parenting. IntroMusic:- bensound.com

Blog, Breastfeeding, Co sleeping, Parenting

One for the photo album!

So Breastfeeding huh? Right now that word created a feeling in you didn’t it? For some it’s a memory of feeding your child, maybe an idea of what feeding your child will be like, maybe you’re disappointed you couldn’t or actually maybe you just didn’t want to. If it’s the latter, I bare you no criticism, a choice is a…

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Blog, Parenting

Do I need a Hero?

With the #metoo campaign, the light on gender differences is firmly switched on again. I have nothing to really say about the #metoo campaign that hasn’t already been said. However, as a parent to both a boy and a girl, I do wonder how their lives will play out differently, despite my best efforts to parent them the same. Within…

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Behaviour, Blog, Parenting

As seen in the Matrix.

Having just spent some time watching BBC documentaries on the planet, I feel tears roll down my face. When as a human race did we go so wrong ? I struggle to understand how we see our species continuing, as we pursue a life so opposing to Mother Nature. My partner reminds me all to well of the matrix quote…

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