Episodes, Parenting

The Village Myth – Episode 010

It takes a Village to raise a child! Yet times have changed from when you could rely on Granny and Mum passing down a bit of parenting knowledge, many of them have also lost their Village or were failed by the system. Gone are the days were Nan could look after the children next door. The Village that once raised a…

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Behaviour, Episodes, Parenting

Nature, Nurture Myth – Episode 008

A new year brings new goals and exciting new adventures. It’s most popular of the year for people to focus on setting goals of self-development and a great time to draw a line under the previous 12 months. With it though comes the return to reality, the change from the excitement of the break over the festival holidays back to…

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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