When Harry Potter Met the Lord of the Rings…

“The truly creative changes and the big shifts occur right at the edge of chaos.” Dr Robert Bilder, a psychiatry and psychology professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. We had an unwitting experiment in “free play” that brought about some rather interesting results. After a continuous string of misbehaviours, I got fed upContinue reading “When Harry Potter Met the Lord of the Rings…”

Are Your Children Missing Out on this Vital Opportunity for Development?

It’s a dog eat dog world out there and the competition is tough and relentless. Every parent wants to do everything within their power to make sure their children get the right opportunities for that leg-up in life. Not a single moment can be wasted if the time can be better spent ensuring our children are being preparedContinue reading “Are Your Children Missing Out on this Vital Opportunity for Development?”

An Accident, An Injury, and Thoughts on Unsupervised Play

So it finally happened… Hercules had an accident. I’m not talking about the minor bumps and bruises that happen all the time. This was a head injury that drew blood. We’ve always known that with the kind of personality that Hercules has, accidents like these will be inevitable (unless we intend to keep him insideContinue reading “An Accident, An Injury, and Thoughts on Unsupervised Play”