Category Archives: Schooling

Can I help my child make friends?

Can I teach my child how to make friends?FIRST of all, let me be clear – my child is happy, well-adjusted and doing OK. Great report card and this adorable kid comes home from school happy most days. This blog post is about motherhood and the struggle we go through trying to give our kids not just a good childhood, but a freaking awesome one, and the things we do to ourselves in that endeavour. There were two birthday parties this weekend that my child was not invited to. So naturally that started me off on a fretting frenzy. Can I help my child make friends?
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A tale of two mothers and the first day of school

Yvette and meTHE first day of school is a major milestone in the motherhood journey. Whether it’s your first or your third child off to begin their institutionalised learning, it’s a big step for them and for mum. Some mums cry, sad to see their child leaving babyhood behind, some are happy, thrilled at the next stage for the family. Here’s a first person account from two very different mothers about their child’s first day – one sobbed (Yvette, pictured left) and one  jumped for joy (me, in the glasses). Continue reading

10 things I’ll miss when my daughter starts kindy

Matilda and me on Christmas Day 2011The day has finally arrived – almost. On Monday morning my youngest, my four-year-old daughter Matilda, will begin kindergarten. It will mark the commencement of the second stage of parenthood for hubby and me, when we hand our progeny over to The System. We will finally have some regular time separate from our kids. I’m happy. Mostly. The day brings a twinge of sadness for the things that will no longer be part of our lives. Things like…

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