Category Archives: Parenting Perils

Discipline, Training and Hard Core Parenting

Seize the Day

This adventure called parenting is one that is constantly challenging, changing and one that keeps us learning. The irony being that more often than not it is the children teaching us not only about where they need their boundaries or … Continue reading

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Creativity Feeds Off Life Experience

One of the most frustrating experiences, as an educator is when you are trying to encourage creativity and imagination and the children are simply not engaging with you. The first few times one goes home and relooks at the lesson … Continue reading

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Free to Choose

What is it that all humans crave, strive for and will die for? Freedom.  Freedom to be ourselves, freedom to make our own choices and to have the right to be who we are. Freedom is a powerful concept and … Continue reading

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To Chore or Not to Chore

In our home we choose to chore 🙂 From the day a child can walk – without falling over – they start to help pick things up, put away dishes and do anything a little person is able to do. … Continue reading

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Love is a Verb

Parenting and education is not all about “doing the right thing” and “getting our discipline just right,” often it’s simply about enjoying each other’s company and creating forever memories. We can tell our children we love them. We can demonstrate … Continue reading

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Giftedness is Very Real

There I said it! My Son is gifted! Unlike Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome or Dyslexia, Giftedness is something we don’t talk about. It’s something we dare not utter a word about because when we do we are shouted down for … Continue reading

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Does Timeout Really Work?

Funny you should ask this as when our first child was born I would have answered with a resounding “no – timeout is a waste of time!” However 8 yrs and 5 children later – timeout is now our main … Continue reading

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Why Can’t You Just Be Good?

We love birthdays in our home. It’s a day to bless and honour one specific person and celebrate them being a part of our lives. I encourage each of the children to make gifts instead of buying them and we … Continue reading

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Play Fair

“I had it first!” “It’s mine!” “Tell her to give it to meeee!” Daily these words echo within our home, as I’m sure they do through every home with small children! Throughout the years we have tried so many different … Continue reading

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Everyday Mommying

When I was growing up and I spoke or thought about the future for some reason I assumed I’d have children but never thought of myself as a Mommy. For that reason I never gave much thought to what being … Continue reading

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