Category Archives: Parenting

Sticky fingers and clean furniture

 

By Heather Woods

Parents of fussy and messy eaters, starting nodding now – please! Please tell me I’m not alone! If there’s one thing I struggle with as a parent, it’s the never-ending parade of food stuffs over my couch, through my clothing and in my hair. Continue reading Sticky fingers and clean furniture

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A tree-top view of life: Why traditional forms of play are better


By Heather Woods

As a young kid growing up in the suburbs, I remember the jealousy I felt over my neighbours fancy (well it was fancy in the eyes of a little kid) cubby house.  It clung onto the cliff edge in their backyard. It had just enough space for ‘club meetings’ and a door that closed – keeping out the eyes of prying parents. We’d spend hours playing in there and roaming the bush area beyond, always on the hunt for the next adventure – it was the making of an awesome childhood. Continue reading A tree-top view of life: Why traditional forms of play are better