Getting the kids out the door

boy asleep in bed Am I the only one struggling to get the kids to school on time? Here’s the scene. After being woken twice overnight because of ‘bad dreams’ from my five year old, my seven year old pulls me out of bed at 6am to look for the missing light from his new Lego tanker. You know how small those Lego …

Why chores are good for kids

girl washing up A few hundred years ago the British used to send boys as young as four up chimneys to clean them out. It wasn’t until the late 1700s that it was realised that, ampoule for many reasons, this wasn’t how a civilised society should treat its children. Still, when you see today’s kids lounging on …

Teach your child happiness habits

happy girls Children are generally happy. We see them running around the school yard, out in the garden or playing with toys, without a care in the world. Why wouldn’t they be happy? Their main focus in life is enjoying themselves, serene in the knowledge that there is someone who loves them, feeds them, …

Thankfulness, kids and Christmas

kids holding thank you blocks Thankfulness or gratitude doesn’t have to be a complicated topic. It’s about thinking about the little things you enjoy and the people you love and not taking them for granted. It’s also an important lesson to teach your kids. Life isn’t all about getting more stuff or winning at games …