Are there words and phrases you use as a parent, that perhaps weren’t used by your own parents?
For their birthdays this year, two of my boys received amazing Star Wars toys from a friend of mine. Now these were pretty amazing anyway but then she told me that they interact with each other…which obviously the boys absolutely loved. They’ve had so much fun with them already. It seems that there are all […]
The world is becoming smaller due to technology, and the way we work is changing. It’s becoming to the increasingly common for people to be relocated abroad for work. This may be at the request of your employer, or you may have decided you want to emigrate somewhere new. Whatever your motive is, if you’ve […]
We love children’s stories and I’ve written many times about the importance of reading and the benefits of reading to children, as well as them exploring books on their own. What is really lovely is when you can take the learning from these stories outside and give it even more context. The best stories we have found for […]
Does your child have a favourite TV character? Who is it? Peppa? Dora? One of the Teletubbies? Fireman Sam? Or something else? Do they have toys that match these preferences? How educational do you think these toys are? I wrote recently about encouraging creativity in children and how character toys that already have personalities and names […]
Many of us will have travelled to a country where we didn’t speak the language. How was it for you? How did you feel? I speak reasonable french, basic Spanish and basic Japanese but when I went to Germany I hated it. I hated it because I couldn’t understand anyone and I couldn’t ask anything. […]