Autonomy

In the 1960s, ‘parenting’ gained traction as a distinct concept rather than just a way to describe our progenitors. At that time various ‘styles’ of parenting were theorised including: authoritarian, permissive and authoritative. Though in the 80s we had ‘neglectful’ added to that list, it’s not until fairly recently that a fifth option has begunContinue reading “Autonomy”

How to Develop a Forest School Mindset at Home: Problem Solving (pt2)

(or for those of you who need a jazzier title:) How to encourage your kids to sort out their own junk so that you can drink your coffee in peace Nothing is filling my every waking thought like quite like problem solving is these days. Everywhere I look I’m seeing opportunities to encourage problem solving,Continue reading “How to Develop a Forest School Mindset at Home: Problem Solving (pt2)”

Ground Ivy Vedgeree

What are all of these words typed in close succession? I hear you ask. I get it. You’ve never heard of ground ivy and you’ve never heard of vedgeree, so how on earth can I reasonably expect you to eat either one of them. Let me start with the least contentious of the two: vedgereeContinue reading “Ground Ivy Vedgeree”

Nettle & Noodle Miso Soup

‘What’s a nettle?’ I hear half of you all ask. And that is fine, because if you live on the west side of the pond, you won’t have spent your entire childhood being haunted by the dastardly things. Whilst those of us on the east side can’t even conceive it would be possible to notContinue reading “Nettle & Noodle Miso Soup”

How to Develop a Forest School Mindset at Home: Risk Assessment (pt1)

(or for those of you who need a jazzier title:) How to let your kids decide for themselves if they’re going to die Plenty of you will be aware that your children have been attending forest school as part of their daily life in school. You may think it’s great or you may wonder whatContinue reading “How to Develop a Forest School Mindset at Home: Risk Assessment (pt1)”