Bias: Defining the types of bias and why we should care about them

An overview: The Cambridge English Dictionary defines bias as ‘the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way, because of allowing personal opinions to influence your judgement.’ A bias is ‘the fact of preferring a particular subject or thing.’ There are multiple different kinds of bias ranging from apophenia […]

Progressive Education – an exploration of the language we use

An overview I was first introduced to Progressive Education, which includes John Bowlby’s attachment theory during my time as a student volunteer/teacher’s assistant at the Early Childhood Centre at Sarah Lawrence College. Progressive Education is defined as: ‘A response to traditional teaching methods, it is defined as an educational movement which gives more value to […]

Alone time – how parents feel about it and why we all need it

An overview What is alone time? For parents of newborns, this concept scarcely exists. For parents with teens, it’s likely more common. Either way, alone time allows parents to pause, to reflect and to unwind. It allows parents the necessary break to recharge – to parent better because they’ve switched off. Those who are parents […]

Motherhood – what does it mean to be “good enough”

An overview The term “good enough” was coined by the British Psychoanalyst and Pediatrician Donald Winnicott in 1953. His term pertains directly to motherhood. “Good enough” defines mothers who understand that striving towards the ideal of being “perfect” is impossible to attain. Winnicott wrote about this extensively in his well-known book Playing and Reality. Winnicott […]

Moral dilemma – What to do when your child is faced with it

An overview (Kohlberg’s theory) Lawrence Kohlberg was born in Bronxville, New York and then attended the University of Chicago. In his thesis, he expanded upon Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. Kohlberg focused on Piaget’s theory of moral development. While Piaget’s original aim was to explain the levels of cognitive functioning, Kohlberg’s aim was to explain […]

Positive parenting – what is positive parenting?

An overview Positive parenting is a continued relationship which supports and fosters the development of a child through, as the article describes ‘caring, teaching, leading and communicating.’ The main aim of positive parenting is to teach discipline in a manner which allows for open communication between parent and child, thus setting healthy boundaries. Positive parents […]

NYE kid friendly, themed party ideas

An overview New Years Eve (NYE) is coming up and you’re probably contemplating throwing a party to bring in the New Year. With all large-scale social gatherings on halt with the Coronavirus, a small gathering with close friends/family is probably your best bet. This NYE let us help you by doing all the planning! Not […]

Christmas: 10 thoughtful gift ideas

An overview Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world! It has both religious and cultural connotations. It is a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus, and as Britannica states acknowledges “mass” on “Christ’s day.” Natale, an Italian term, is a nod to nativity. Although denoted as “Christian”, the celebration […]

Thanksgiving & ways to practice gratitude

An overview: the history behind thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States. This day marks the arrival of the pilgrims on the Mayflower. The 1621 harvest feast was known as the first thanksgiving. Fascinatingly, these pilgrims were English puritans who wanted to break away from the Church of England. The area […]