Mum Showers vs Dad Showers

Mum Showers vs Dad Showers

In all my time reading forums and Facebook groups, I’ve come to realise that the “mum shower” scenario is not just me: this is normality for a sizeable population of the world. Here’s how it goes down in our house. The Mum Shower Right, the kids have been changed/pottied, they’ve eaten breakfast and they’re now…

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I Wonder As I Wander…

Years of carolling has left its mark on me. When listening to carol recordings at Christmas time I’m no longer content to listen to amateur sopranos doing descants. That’s okay in live performance (just), but when it’s a recording I want the good stuff. And variety. None of this supermarket Christmas jingle junk. I’ve been…

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Children may not obey, but children will listen

Careful the things you say Children will listen Careful the things you do Children will see and learn Children may not obey, but children will listen Children will look to you for which way to turn To learn what to be Careful before you say “Listen to me” Children will listen — Into The Woods…

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House Canon: Hattie’s Secret Past

We’re going to chat about Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and what’s really going on behind the scenes. You see, After Andy got fired from the wildlife reserve (when Mr Pickles finally realised what he was doing on his tea breaks), Andy found a menial job at the National History Museum.

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Concerted Cultivation Approach To Parenting

I’ve been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and have just been blown away by the chapter that discusses concerted cultivation as being more useful to children than any form of innate genius (this article explains concerted cultivation better than Wikipedia). I have read about similar approaches to concerted cultivation in parenting, but never before has the…

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A bit about me

I’m an Australian in France, trying to travel and make sense of it all. I’m a pretty easygoing person who likes just about everything and then can’t fit it all in. I’ve got all sorts of personal blogs you can read if you like. Try smange.com, Alcorn.id.au, Twitter, Facebook. Flixter and Trakt will show you…

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