March 2020

The Mother Side / 2020 / March

Schools are preparing in case they have to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic and parents should be receiving home study packs if this does happen. I am seeing lots of parents worrying about how they will keep their children entertained at home in the event of a lock down, and other parents feeling anxious about children potentially missing out on learning. Having home educated (or rather, 'unschooled') my eldest daughter, I have realised just how many fantastic resources are available online. People approach home education in different ways. Some families...

“I know my life is better when I work from the assumption that everyone is doing the best they can.” –  Brené Brown, Dare to Lead I frequently see people reassuring new parents that they are doing the best they can. I see memes circulating which say the same. But do you truly believe that you are always doing the best you can? Do you genuinely believe that everyone else is doing the best they can? I do believe that all mums, dads, parents and children (in fact all humans) are doing the best...