All posts tagged: Education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]