Rhythm in the Home: Bedtime rhythm age 3.5

We recently moved out of our home for nearly three weeks whilst we had builders in to do a bathroom renovation (part of the reason this blog has been so quiet!) and whilst we were away I really noticed the difference that a change in rhythm – or more accurately, losing most of our rhythm!…

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Child-led learning: Reading and Writing (age 3.5)

I feel like Frida has had a developmental leap forward recently. She’s suddenly much more confident with physical tasks – she’s more confident on her balance bike, suddenly capable of doing up and undoing buttons – and her interest in reading, numeracy, and focused time doing art-ish activities has really blossomed. She’s also taller! As…

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Booking for Making Sense of Screens e-course is now open!

I am delighted that booking is open for my brand new course Making Sense of Screens! As a parent, figuring out an approach to screen time can feel overwhelming. With so many conflicting voices and opinions, it can feel impossible to make sense of what the research actually says about the impact of screens on children, let…

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Developing Empathy

Empathy can be defined as recognising and understanding the feelings of others. From an evolutionary perspective, empathy is crucial and a valuable tool without which otherwise we would not have been so successful as a species. We are biologically wired for connection with others, and empathy facilitates this connection. Below are some thoughts on how…

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Unconditional Positive Regard

(This post was originally written for Instagram, but it received such a positive response that I wanted to share it here too.) I believe that one of the most important gifts we can give our children is that of unconditional positive regard. Coined by the psychologist Carl Rogers, it means that when we’re interacting with…

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The Peaceful Home membership has re-opened!

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 families, our communities, and our world. At its heart, peaceful parenting is a social justice issue. It’s not just about social change though; peaceful parenting is better for our children.…

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Reflecting on 2018

As the year slowly draws to an end, I have been spending more and more time looking inwards to the year that has passed, and considering some gentle intentions for the year ahead. I’d like to share a little of my process of reflection with you here.  Over the past year… Frida has continued to…

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Festive Food: Tips from a Nutritionist

Although the festive season brings many culinary reasons to be joyful (personally I am all about the roast potatoes, garlic fried sprouts, mince pies and custard, and a strong gin and tonic), for some of us navigating the season’s family meals with their children can be challenging. From well-meaning family who load your children up…

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