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)”

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)”

Hey you with your $14 million boat

I’ve recently had a conversation with a person who shall remain nameless, who lives in a country which shall remain nameless. This guy is going to work every day, facing potentially-infected customers who he can’t turn away because no customers means no money and no money means no work. And he is doing his levelContinue reading “Hey you with your $14 million boat”