If we were having coffee, I would tell you that renovating a house without DIY skills is so much easier than parenting a gifted kid. It’s just that… I don’t know. I don’t know how to motivate him. I don’t know how to help him. I don’t know how to create that environment where he feels safe enough to fail. And I’m racking my brain why. Why? WHY? Why does he shut himself off from school, from people? Why is he so afraid to show himself and try? My gifted kid still hates school. He still thinks he should know … Continue reading Those kids, eh!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that being gifted doesn’t mean you’re good at studying. Continue reading Why my gifted kid sucks at studying
If we were having coffee, I would tell you over a Viennese melange that I had a pretty princess-like week. Continue reading The princess diaries
My failure is that I can’t cope with making mistakes. That is why I want my kids to fail. Slummy Single Mummy wrote a blog post on how exactly I would feel when making mistakes. Wanna know I feel? Check … Continue reading A reminder that everyone makes mistakes
If we were having coffee, I’d share my thoughts on the importance of failure. Continue reading Why I want my kids to fail
Since the day I found out I was having a boy, I cannot count how many times I have been told “Be glad you have all boys they are so much easier than girls”. Yes, I had my stepson who… Continue reading Common misconceptions when you have boys
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“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…”- William Shakespeare ? There’s a big, bright, beautiful world out there. Sometimes though, the stage can be dimmed for those who never get… Continue reading Playing Life- A Behind the Scenes Look At Being Gifted
You may call yourself a gender-neutral parent, but culture will trump your ambitions most days. Maybe even any day. A flashback to a conversation with my toddler son. Continue reading Unpretty in pink
Gender neutral parenting is hard when it is frowned upon on letting your boys play house, or dad. And why is everything pink? Continue reading Enough already with the pink!
Those portraits of breastfeeding women by Ivette Ivens are amazing. But they’ve got nothing to do with real life nursing. Continue reading Breastfeeding