What did we do today?

I wonder at our role as parents right now. Without the usual activities going on, and with the additional emotional challenges that lockdown brings our young people, I think that now, more than ever before, our main task is holding the space - understanding when we just need to be present with what is, and... Continue Reading →

But it’s good for you…

Not so long ago, in that little space between lockdowns, I was talking with two friends about the tension we sometimes feel when our children don't want to do things we think they'd enjoy. The context that day was simple. We'd planned to go for a hot chocolate and a walk with some of our... Continue Reading →

Embracing our differences

Every now and again, I'll read about the adventures of an unschooling family out there somewhere and feel a little envy. What triggers this is a certain kind of family photograph. They're all in wetsuits next to a row of kayaks, grinning on the peak of a mountain, or working together on a science project.... Continue Reading →

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