Listen in on my conversation with Lucy from What She Said

I recently had a fantastic conversation with Lucy Lucraft from What She Said. We chatted about parenting and home educating, and why home education is not for everyone and doesn’t have to be forever. I also shared my thoughts on privilege and the responsibility white home educators have in making the space accessible and safe…

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Listen in on my conversation with Penny from Babytalk Radio

I recently had a very enjoyable chat with Penny Johnston from Babytalk Radio. We chatted about parenting and home educating in the time of Covid, my own parenting journey, and my new book Extraordinary Parenting. Listen in on our conversation here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/babytalk/babytalk-extraordinary-parenting-at-home/12329810 Thanks for having me, Penny!

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A big announcement…

Well friends, it’s been a hot minute hasn’t it? I hope you’re all doing OK during these strange, uncertain times. Our family is currently in week seven of social distancing, and things have been up and down for us, like I’m sure things have been for you too. I’ve been experiencing sadness at missing our…

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Coronavirus and kids: Talking, doing, learning

Things can feel uncertain at the moment, and a lot of families I’ve spoken to are feeling worried and anxious about what will come over the coming weeks and months. I’ve quickly pulled this post together in the hope that it will help. How to talk about the virus with children Talking to children about…

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Letters from A Beautiful Childhood

Hello friends! It’s been a while. I wanted to let you know that, from this month, I will be sending out a monthly email letter, from my heart to yours. In each letter I will share some reflections on the month that has passed – on parenting, our home education journey, my peaceful parenting education…

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The Peaceful Home: In praise of bad days

Yes, you read that title right! I want to talk a bit about why our children’s challenging behaviour can be a gift to us as peaceful parents, and something that we could actually begin to feel grateful for. As a peaceful parent, one of the most valuable mindset shifts which serves me again and again…

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The Prepared Adult: The power of observation

This month I am taking part in a project on Instagram all about the concept of “The Prepared Adult”, and I thought I would share some thoughts here too. If we’re not already connected on Instagram, come along and say hi! Last week (I’m a little behind – oops!) the participants in “The Prepared Adult” were writing…

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The Prepared Adult: Some thoughts on the “prepared parent”

“The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas.  It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.” Maria Montessori Montessori developed her now world-famous educational method for use in schools, so when she was writing she directed her words towards…

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Meet the Mother: Ronni Ozpolat

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome speech and language therapist, blogger, and mama…

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Supporting our children’s right to consent

This month in The Peaceful Home we have been talking about supporting our children in their social interactions, and this led us to discuss the issue of children and consent. As adults, we are in a position of power and privilege compared to our children. It’s up to us to use that power to be…

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