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Why an elastic band on my wrist is helping my child become more resilient!

Why an elastic band on my wrist is helping my child become more resilient!

Be honest. Have you ever gone a single day without complaining? Okay, I’ll own up. I’m constantly complaining. I know…we all complain. But there are days that I just feel myself being sucked into a rabbit hole—sometimes I just complain in support of friend’s complaints. Either way, it’s all negative energy that I do not need in my life. As the Wild One’s role model, I would like to set a good example. I certainly would hate for ‘complaining’ to…

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Let the wild rumpus start!

Let the wild rumpus start!

When I first discovered I was pregnant the first thing that came to mind was how amazing the Peter Pan theme would look in my baby’s bedroom. Peter Pan has been my favourite story for as long as I can possibly remember (The J.M. Barrie book version, just to clarify!). So, naturally I tried my very hardest to ensure my love of this classic story extended to my daughter (her bedroom says it all…), but as she “Rawr…rawr…roars” to me…

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A playful post about creating intrinsically motivating activities for your toddler

A playful post about creating intrinsically motivating activities for your toddler

“ABC!” My daughter utters this excitedly at least twenty-five times within the first hour of my day. She is 15-months and is thoroughly obsessed with the alphabet. While she’s not yet able to identify the different letters of the alphabet, she’s able to recognise the difference between images, Chinese characters and letters (Humble-brag much?)…So, “ABC” gets thrown at me a lot, because, well—there are a million books in my apartment and almost everything in our daily lives contains words! Okay,…

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What do fairies have to do with children’s emotional development?

What do fairies have to do with children’s emotional development?

Every day I marvel at my Wild One. I watch in awe as she explores her surroundings completely, unapologetically curious yet so innocent. I watch nervously, yet excitedly, as she teeters over the edge of the slide unafraid of any consequences that may occur if she falls. It’s an emotional rollercoaster of fear and the desire to provide as many opportunities for exploration. And then there are days, you know the days… ….the days that just seem to go on…

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