Is It Possible to Change Your Toxic Upbringing to Become Gentle Parents

There are many challenges for parents passionate about raising their babies gently into children and through to adulthood. I write in this blog as a mother who in some ways was on course to become a toxic mother. I feel that without gentle parenting, I’d have probably resorted to smacking and shouting by now, notContinue reading “Is It Possible to Change Your Toxic Upbringing to Become Gentle Parents”

Homeschooling Growth Ideas from Just One Interest

I watched several unschooling-themed sessions thanks to Freedom To Learn. They had some inspirational themes to them. One session focused on how to take your child’s interests and teach a vast variety of topics from that. Some of these subjects may be traditional school subject based e..g. Maths or Science. Others are aspects of personalContinue reading “Homeschooling Growth Ideas from Just One Interest”

What’s That You Say? No TV Time? … At All?

Many gentle parents also follow the practise of no screen time (yes, you read that correctly!) or limiting screen time for their children and / or themselves. There are many lifestyle factors that can make this a huge challenge for some families. However, it’s worth educating ourselves on the recommendations and reasons for those recommendations,Continue reading “What’s That You Say? No TV Time? … At All?”