Learning through dogs

My daughter was never a fan of busy playgrounds. For a couple of years, from when she was around three years old, she preferred the local dog park (we didn't have a dog). This was essentially a dusty enclosure with a couple of benches and a water fountain, in the centre of the Spanish town... Continue Reading →

Learning to trust myself

I've recently begun to feel a deep sense of freedom. My life is much the same as it has been for the last year, with nothing shifting much beyond the changing seasons. I don't suddenly have extra time on my hands, I haven't cracked the key to passive income, and I am as weary of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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