All posts tagged: Play

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 […]

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 […]

Discovery

A beautiful thing…

…is never perfect. So states the postcard that sits above my bedside table, and the more I think about it the truer it becomes. I often try to explain to my kids that in creating something we need to plan how we go about it; things don’t just simply appear, despite the modern world’s pursuit at instant […]