All posts filed under: Outdoors

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 […]

Playing in a field

Children need to play

The Telegraph published an article a year ago or so, Children as young as five suffering from depression. In the same article the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said that 8,000 children below the age of 10 are estimated to suffer from severe depression and that children under 5 can suffer from depression, yet […]

Spring

The spring spawn

As spring tries to blow its way in its definitely time to venture out more often and for longer. The chill in the air is less so, and as Anna has reminded me so many times, “it’s not the wrong weather, but the wrong sort of clothing.” The small pond, and I mean small, in […]