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We are the lucky ones - Part 3

We are the lucky ones - Part 3

We are the lucky ones. So, so lucky in fact. We live in peace in a beautiful part of the world. We have access to everything we need for now, and have plenty to share with others. We have our health and we have each other - this is truly everything. I'm sure much of this resonates with you all too.I know the concept of gratitude is too big and obscure for kids to wrap their heads around and understand, but we just keep it as a regular part of our family dialogue and hope some of it lands one...

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The important things we want our kids to know this Christmas - Part Two

The important things we want our kids to know this Christmas - Part Two

Everything we do leaves a footprint on the earth; it’s our responsibility to minimise our impact, to do our part to preserve the natural beauty of our world.  Fortunately, kids are so much more in tune with sustainability and environmental protection these days than we ever were growing up.  For our family, It starts with scrutinising our habits around consumption. Determining what we need, and what we value. Teaching the kids to recognise and respect quality. To learn the tricks of consumerism and fast fashion. To re-use, recycle and make do. This is a huge topic and there is so...

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The important things we want our kids to know this Christmas - Part one

The important things we want our kids to know this Christmas - Part one

Watching three children growing up is a marvellous thing. The eldest is on the cusp of teen hood, and the baby is at arguably the THE cutest age of all time, 18 months. Everything seems to move at turbo speed at this time of year, but there are a few things we want our kids to comprehend and not lose sight of amongst the busyness. It was never mean to be an essay, but once we started, the words just kept flowing!! So we’ve separated the topics into three parts. Part one: Our brains and relationships benefit so much when we unplug...

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Make time for play

Make time for play

Play. It's the ‘work’ of little people. How they explore, engage and interact with the world around them. Early childhood research is unequivocal - play is fundamental for healthy physical and emotional development.  After more than a decade of parenting, we’ve come to realise that one of our greatest responsibilities as a parent is to ensure our children have access to play time. It sounds simple enough, but it’s so often overlooked for today’s over-structured children. Kids need space and time to just be. To get bored so they can stretch their imaginations. To sometimes have time alone, and to...

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