I watched a Mum praise her son for sneezing the other day ‘You’re so clever’ she said ? Are we in danger of over praising our kids?
Are we in danger of over praising our kids? We all think that self esteem is important as it boosts a child’s resilience. But has the balance swung too far as we praise far too easily & liberally for ‘normal’ things kids do? I watched a Mum praise her son for sneezing the other day […]
I’ve just written an eBook on GRIT that will be available to download from my website shop very soon, as I believe it is a very important part of helping to raise a child with confidence in their own ability. Here’s a story for you to ‘Pause to Ponder’ today ……. A boy was playing […]
Phew what a match – what a boiling hot day – what an exciting finish ! I’m exhausted and I was only watching the game at my friend’s house – and we even managed to spot her son Charlie on TV on Murray Mount as he was a former Wimbledon Tennis Boy so he got to watch […]
Here’s your Wednesday story from my never ending notebook and everlasting pencil called The Logs. One Friday morning a couple of months ago the log man came to our house and delivered our winter pile of logs for our open fire but he dumped them outside my neighbour Helen’s door instead and she sent me […]
Here is a simple story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil about a farmer and his rooster that illustrates the power of being determined. “There was once a newcomer who moved to a small rural town. He soon found that all of the residents were farmers and for entertainment, they would bet on rooster […]
Here’s your Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil! Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs…. who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on […]