Learning to be good enough

This afternoon, my husband sat with my little girl while she did her school reading. She wasn’t concentrating. She was tired from school, her gym class and then seeing the nurse for her flu vaccination. She still hadn’t eaten because they were reading while I made dinner. I could hear my husband getting frustrated with her as she fidgeted about. I came in to see what was going on. She couldn’t concentrate, wouldn’t sit still and kept playing with her clothes and her glasses. He was pointing at words and she wasn’t looking at them.I reminded her of a chat…

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Inspirational Parents #6

I’m lucky enough to have heard from some pretty amazing mums over the last few weeks as part of this series. So, I thought it was about time the dad’s get involved. So, as they say, here come the boys. And what a way to kick off with the inspirational dads. Martyn has been one of my favourite bloggers for a long time. His blog, Inside Martyn’s Mind is unusual in that he is a home educating dad. The posts are always engaging, entertaining and incredibly informative. I pick up a lot of tips for activities to do with my children.…

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