All posts filed under: Books

The Gift of Failure, by Jessica Lahey

The Gift of Failure: how to step back and let your child succeed. Reviewed by Isabelle, mother of 2, Hampshire. Star rating (4 out of 5) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The setbacks, mistakes, miscalculations and failures we have shoved out of our children’s way are the very experiences that teach them how to be resourceful, persistent, innovative and resilient […]

Nurturing Nature

“Nurturing Natures; Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development” by Graham Music

Reviewed By Mel Newton, Mother of 1, Sussex Rich in the most current scientific research, yet engaging and accessible; A deeply informative and inspiring read for anyone involved with the care and wellbeing of children and young people. Star rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Graham Music is a widely experienced psychotherapist who works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Music […]

The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole Brain Child – 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture your Child’s developing Mind

“If you know yourself to be someone who is super logical and very left brain dominant, who may need some help emotionally coaching and connecting with your child…go for it. But for everyone else,  I’d say don’t read this expecting 12 strategies. There’s really only one or two” “On the fence as I am, I’d give it 3 […]

Free to Learn

Peter Gray’s book Free to Learn (Basic Books 2013) is an informed and absorbing account of how children are designed to physiologically learn through play and which are the most ideal conditions for them to learn in. Gray brings to us a vast range of evidence to illustrate his belief that children learn best from […]