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I am an inspirational writer with a background in Developmental Psychology, ECD and I have taught Creative Drama to kids of all ages for two decades. I am a mom of 1 high spirited boy .... and 3 high spirited dogs!
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2009 but have been on sabbatical for past 2 years, getting back into blogging again.

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What are your kids doing at school?

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 8:12am 0 Comments

Since my son started school I have been so curious to find out what he's up to every day. Of course I ask him, “What did you do today?” but there are no prizes for guessing his answer. I have tried the trick of arriving early and casually hanging around outside while I innocently glance inside the classroom. Murphy's Law: I could say every child in the class except mine. Asking the teachers doesn't provide much insight either. Yes they answer me but it is vague. I want details, I want the…


A Picture is worth a thousand words, a story is worth a thousand pictures

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:26am 0 Comments

I recently read an article in the ‘Pathways to Family Wellness’ where Joseph Chilton Pearce, best selling author on child development, discusses how imagination can save our children from becoming violent.  He explains, “The child without imagination is subject to the immediate sensory environment bombarding them, without any alternatives. If his sensory environment is unpleasant, demeaning, insulting or threatening, his survival drive gives him no choice but to…


Inspirational Teaching Space

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 4:04am 0 Comments

A few years ago when my son was four years old I managed 'Forest Friends Kindergarten'.  I was an ECD teacher there, in fact I was also the principal, the domestic, the nurse, the driver, the secretary.... you get the picture.

Situated on the edge of the Tsitsikamma forest the venue for this nursery school was a dome, and what an inspirational classroom…


Listening Like a Sponge

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:06am 0 Comments

How well does your child listen to you?  Like most kids, my son, 8 years, listens sometimes and other times not.  Last year I had a particularly difficult time getting him to listen.  I was so frustrated and thought he was probably trying to be the "ruler" as he was going through a phase of "the man knows more", "men are rulers of the house" and "you are just a girl".

Then one day I passed by a sign with the well known phrase: “Listen like a sponge”.  I got…


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