Inspirations

The great tummy time debate…

The great tummy time debate…

Flat head syndrome, or plagiocephaly as the condition is medically known, occurs when a flat spot develops on the back or side of a baby's head. The condition can cause the baby's head to look mis-shapen or asymmetrical. It's a commonly held belief that flat head...

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Respectful relationships… Who’s in charge here?

Respectful relationships… Who’s in charge here?

Authentic leadership in the adult and child relationship is something that I think is probably the most difficult balance to establish. I so often come across adults who battle with the finding the sweet spot between being passive and therefore allowing the child to...

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Stop yelling! What to do instead…

Stop yelling! What to do instead…

Stop yelling. It doesn't work anyway. Peace + kindness + love will always, always win. It's our human nature by design. If we want to see a world filled with those things, we have to BECOME those things ourselves. Our children are not going to change the future story...

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Let them be little

Let them be little

I absolutely love this quote as it is such a great reminder to be present and not be restless for what is next. So much of the time I hear people say "I can't wait until......" But we also can't get that time back. Our children are in a precious and all too fleeting...

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In their own time

In their own time

Magda's wisdom on this one really says it all. We are in such a rush for the child to be at the next step, to be ready to roll, crawl, sit, walk..... Milestones....Percentiles....Coffee group comparisons...Developmental "norms" The weight of these expectations is a...

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Being the lighthouse

Being the lighthouse

The child is looking for the adult to be the lighthouse in the midst of their storm. We cannot help a child navigate their way through, and make sense of big feelings, when we are responding with our own big feelings. A little technique I find helpful to maintain my...

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Let them take risks!

Let them take risks!

When we look back over our experiences in life, we realise that we didn't learn the most from the things that were smooth sailing, easy and neatly polished. On the contrary! We learn and grow from risk, difficultly and struggle. When we allow children to do the things...

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Be the message

Be the message

When love is what we teach, we are growing little people that will contribute to, and have a better future. Understand the power of your modelling. Every time we interact with a child, especially through our words, and physical touch, we send a message. Our children...

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The beauty of the moment. The simplicity of PLAY

The beauty of the moment. The simplicity of PLAY

So often, we are so concerned about what the child is learning... Are they reaching milestones? How do they stack up against their peers... Are they "ready" for the next step...... Pre-School ...School... We plan what we can teach next, extend upon and develop. While...

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Connection

Connection

Our babies arrive here from birth, hardwired for connection. Have you ever been under the intense gaze of a newborn, scanning and searching your face? Your full, focussed and complete attention during moments of care fills up the emotional fuel tank for the baby....

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Partnership

Partnership

I just love this quote and image!! Trusting in the child to take the lead, means that we become the partner and co-learner. A true partnership is two equals, working alongside one another, valuing one another for who they are and what they are capable of.  

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