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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 […]

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 […]

STEM & its impacts on education

An overview STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning has always been a popular concept but one that has had a recent revival. If one observes what the consumer wants (through data collected from search terms and consumption patterns), STEM learning is high on the list. With technological advances and learning becoming increasingly digital (in […]

Why Early Childhood Is Important for Holistic Development

An overview Early childhood education sets the foundation for the formation of core values, advance in cognitive development and socio-emotional awareness going ahead. Experiences at a young age have a profound impact on a child’s thoughts and behavioural patterns. This has a direct impact on the kind of adult and learner they will become. The […]

Learning Styles & Advice for Different Learners

An overview Learning styles for each child are very different. Through this blog we will go through learning styles and how think are linked to a child’s intelligence. When I first learned about Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, I felt a great sense of relief. Intelligence is often limited in its definition. People are […]

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