BACK TO BASICS

If you have not heard of Kim John Payne before, you likely will thank me for introducing his stellar work here. The Australian family consultant and author of the best seller Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids among other books (*), has extensively researched the roots and antidotes... Continue Reading →

5 FAVOURITE OUTDOOR AREAS FOR CHILDREN

Are you tired of taking your children to the same playground with rusty swings over and over again? Are you craving a different sight than the one of your local park? With a little a bit of research, I found out that the city provides many unsuspected opportunities for outdoor activities all year long. Here are... Continue Reading →

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

Picture children climbing in the trees, building sand castles or mucking around at the creek, immersed in their fantasy game. Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn and Psychology was invited this year to the Online Positive Parenting Conference hosted by Sumitha Bhandarkar, to speak about the need for children to have open,... Continue Reading →

CONNECTION AT THE CORE OF PARENTING

“It is easier to walk a beaten path than it is to break a new trail.”   After a few pages into my reading of Connection Parenting: Parenting through Connection instead of Coercion, through Love instead of Fear, I came across this sentence which captures so beautifully the essence of the Meanders of Motherhood.  What the author... Continue Reading →

ABC FOR NEW MUMS IN LONDON

If you see these women in sporty leggings and Nike trainers vigorously walking in London parks, pushing from one hand their Bugaboo buggy and holding in the other hand a takeaway Starbucks coffee, you have come across the new generation of mums. Don't be fooled by their laid-back contemporary style (wild hair bun, sunglasses, chunky... Continue Reading →

PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY KIDS

Dr. Laura Markham, the author of the renowned Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (renamed Calm Parents, Happy Kids: The Secrets of Stress-free Parenting by the British publisher) and founding editor of the blog Aha! Parenting.com, was re-invited this year to the Online Positive Parenting Conference hosted by Sumitha Bhandarkar. The latter, also founder of the blog A Fine... Continue Reading →

BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL

There is no right way of parenting. All parents will find out what works best for them. Parenting styles vary widely across the globe and within countries. Practices are generally influenced by cultural, philosophical and psychological factors. This website will look at some books which communicate certain values and convictions, yet does not condemn other... Continue Reading →

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