Why children should know the correct name for their body parts

What do your call your child’s private parts when you talk to them? Willy? Fanny? Minnie? Down there? Bottom? Girly bits? Front-bottom?! We have always used the correct anatomical terms with Frida, and since she could speak she has used the words vulva and penis to describe human reproductive parts. Although this might have drawn…

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An invitation to join The Peaceful Home

I believe that parenting can be a truly radical act. The way in which we raise our children can have a profound positive impact on our communities, our societies, and our world. At its heart, peaceful parenting is a social justice issue. As adults, we have more power than our children. How we choose to use…

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Bringing beauty into daily life with children

“The things the child sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul.” Maria Montessori I’ve shared this quote many times before, and I’m sure I will continue to do so! It’s one I come back to time and again, and for me it underlines my desire to give my daughter a beautiful childhood, a space in which to grow, learn, and flourish. I think that beauty is…

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The Peaceful Home X: Parenting, shame, and raising wholehearted + resilient children

Welcome to the last blog post in “The Peaceful Home” mini-series! In this series I have been talking about peaceful parenting, sharing tips help you to increase the ease and joy with which you parent whist reducing the conflict in your home. We’ve had posts on stepping away from using “no” so much, creating “Yes Spaces” in your…

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Peaceful parenting books: Pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester

I read a lot of books. A lot. Whenever I share about the books I am reading, I’m invariably asked to write a blog post with my favourite parenting books, but every time I sit down to do so I look across at the hundred or so books nestled lovingly in my study and feel…

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