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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Making Sense of Screens Course is open for booking

I’m delighted to be running another round of my Making Sense of Screens course in September, and booking is now open! I designed the course because as a parent, figuring out an approach to screen time can feel overwhelming. With so many conflicting voices and opinions, so many scare stories about both the harm of…

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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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Planning for our first “official” year of home education: Curriculum resources I’ll be drawing on

Last week I blogged about my planning process for Frida’s first “official” year of home education. You can read about it here. In that post, I promised to share some of the resources I can see us using over the coming year, so here I am making good on that promise! Before I begin, I…

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Planning for our first “official” year of home education

Hi friends! Gosh, it’s been a long time since I have blogged. I guess life sometimes just runs away with us, doesn’t it? I’ve been busy reading and reflecting deeply on our home education journey in anticipation of “formally” beginning in September (not that our days will look that different – but more on that…

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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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Booking for A Beautiful Childhood course is now open

I am delighted to announce another run of my online course A Beautiful Childhood which will take place during June and July. I truly believe in an eclectic approach to raising children; in picking and choosing different ideas and methods to fit your own family values and needs, and in being inspired by different styles…

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Brilliant preschool resources we love

As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while we are home educating Frida* which means that she doesn’t attend any kind of preschool, instead splitting her week between myself and my husband. We’re all finding these preschool years incredibly fun; full of wonder and delight at the world around us, learning…

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