25 Alternatives to “Good Job”

July 10, 2014
25 Alternatives to "Good Job"

Last week I shared some thoughts on praise and manipulation. In that post I shared some brutal truths about how I parent, and some ideas about how I would like […]

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How to Make a Simple Animation.

July 9, 2014
How to Make a Simple Animation.

My kids are a little bit movie and animation crazy at the moment. It is Izzy’s goal in life to watch ever Tim Burton film ever made, and Zoe is […]

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Five Favourite Family Movies and Five Favourite Movie Snacks

July 7, 2014
Five Favourite Family Movies and Five Favourite Movie Snacks

School holidays means that I don’t have to drag everyone out of bed in the mornings. It means no school lunches to make. It also means lazy afternoons, lots of […]

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Praise, Manipulation and Being a Better Parent.

July 3, 2014
Praise, Manipulation and Being a Better Parent.

Praise is a dirty word in some parenting and education circles. I understand why, and agree that hollow praise like ‘good girl’ or ‘good job’ means nothing and can interfere […]

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Printing With Newspaper

July 1, 2014
Printing With Newspaper

It’s winter holidays here, that means that I need art activities that are interesting and challenging for the bigger kids, but also easy enough for Noah (four years old) to […]

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Happy Face Cookies

June 30, 2014
Happy Face Cookies

Birthday week happens twice a year in our house. Once in November when our twins have their birthday, and once in June when the boys have back to back birthdays. […]

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