Category Archives: Children

Three more stories with great character development…

As I mentioned in a previous post, we’re all fascinated with the journey of what it is to be a human being, to vicariously experience what other people’s inner and physical journeys are like.  For me, well-crafted character development (whether told … Continue reading

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How neuroplasticity affects us – it’s true: use it or lose it!

Book review: The brain that changes itself, by Norman Doidge. This is a truly amazing read and gives incredible hope and insight to us all about human nature, ageing, parenting, learning, educating, rehabilitating, and improving our lives – intellectually and … Continue reading

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Philosophy for kids – the power of WHY

Before I start rabbiting on about philosophy and children, I’d like to introduce my father, from whom I’ve inherited a love of encouraging children to think outside the box. Most of us passively accept certain ways of thinking, and it’s … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes…

15 March 2013 If my house was about to burn down, one of the things I’d grab would be my book of quotes. Not quotes from famous people – my childrens’ quotes, the fascinating insights I’ve scribbled in a cheap … Continue reading

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