Hard Evidence: at what age are children ready for school?
By David Whitebread, University of Cambridge
When are children “ready” for school? There is much debate about when the transition between play-based pre-school and the start of “formal” schooling should begin. The trend in the UK primary school curriculum over recent decades has been towards an earlier start to formal instruction, and an erosion of learning through play. Continue reading “Discussion: UK Education”
Do you really know when to potty train your toddler? I thought I knew but boy, oh boy, was I wrong. Here I share my experience and why waiting six months made all the difference. Continue reading “When to Potty Train”
Just when you think you’re back in a rhythm of 8h night-time sleep, Dragon has a way of putting your life back on its head. Due to reasons unknown to my husband and I, we’ve been getting 5am wake-up calls this week – full-on screaming and gone are the days of playful roaring. So how do we cope with the ever-changing landscape of parenthood?
Continue reading “An (Interim) Review of Agile Family Living”
If you’ve not come across TED before, it’ll change your world. Inspirational talks by leaders in their various fields, the platform shares insight into all aspects of life – science, humanity, technology, and parenting. Here I have listed some of my favourite talks on parenting and family life.
Continue reading “Top TED talks for Parenting”