Today we visited the Olympic park in London. This is another tried, tested and loved inexpensive day out. We took the train to London Bridge and then the underground to Stratford. This is part of our day out experience and loved by all the children. The train ride plus negotiating the underground, escalators and … Continue reading More children than money…Inexpensive days out with tots to teens… Olympic park.
I have spent over 10 years taking multiple children of differing ages on many day trips. In this time I have gathered a small collection of our favourite places. These are the places we go on each school holiday. They are inexpensive and are loved by all. One of these places is … Continue reading More children than money…Inexpensive days out with tots to teens…Brighton.
Sometimes the best intentions do not go to plan. Last night I sat with my teenage children to have dinner. The house was peaceful, dinner ready and I had been looking forward to catching up with them all day. I started the conversation by chatting to my son about his upcoming Duke of … Continue reading Sometimes the best intentions do not go to plan.
“Does your child do the right thing in the world, even when no one is looking or grading them?” Julie Lythcott-Haims This is a good question isn’t it? It is what we want isn’t it? We want our children to become adults who do the ‘right’ thing even when no one is watching. … Continue reading “Does your child do the right thing in the world, even when no one is looking or grading them?”
We all want our children to grow into adults capable of making healthy choices about their lives. In order to be able to make these choices they need to be able to make mistakes. When we get something wrong we learn and we also deepen our understanding and our character. In our … Continue reading Safe Environment -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting
This week I took my daughter to see 'Dance to the Music' in our local theatre. My daughter has become interested in all things music, dance and performance recently so the show ticked many boxes for a fun evening out. From the start the show was high energy and my daughter and I … Continue reading ‘Dance to the Music’. A night out with my daughter.
Consistent boundaries build a safe environment for children to grow in. If we think of boundaries in a physical form we might think of a fence. A fence is a useful tool. A fence keeps certain things together in one space and keeps other things out. This is exactly what we want to … Continue reading Boundaries -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting