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Today’s Achievements

Connor’s had a balance bike for ages but this is only a brief clip of what he managed on his 2nd go on a push bike. All told, he did laps of the skate park for about 20 minutes.

Full disclosure, he did come off early on but fair play, straight back on and away again.

Then!

He’s also been going to Clip n’ Climb Ilkley on and off for a while where they do a full on safety briefing, proper harness, and auto belaying. He rocks up to this climbing frame…

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Benefits of Being a Dad No. 26

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Future luge champion?

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How to raise successful kids

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An easy way to improve your parenting

Some people are just naturally brilliant at parenting. I don’t think I fall into that category unfortunately. However, what I am doing is consciously spending time & effort learning how to do better. Here’s how…

I just finished reading…

 – an easy read, full of practical steps you can take action on today.

I have previously read…

 

  – a bit annoying in that the author keeps referring to her other books but still full of thought-provoking points.

Other materials that have helped…

21 memos from your child

Permission to Relax as a Parent? Granted!

How to raise successful kids

I’m not saying that all your problems will be solved by following the track I’m taking. However, my stress levels would be a lot higher if I hadn’t actively done something.

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Scooting!

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Peddling a SmarTrike

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Member of the Magic Circle

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Visit to Santa’s Grotto

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Parkour Training

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High Force Waterfall

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At The Zoo

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21 memos from your child

  1. Don’t spoil me. I know quite well that I ought not to have all that I ask for. I’m only testing you;
  2. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it – It makes me feel more secure;
  3. Don’t let me form bad habits. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages;
  4. Don’t make me feel smaller than I am. It only makes me behave stupidly “big”;
  5. Don’t correct me in front of other people, if you can help it. I’ll take much more notice if you talk with me in private;
  6. Don’t make me feel my mistakes are sins. It upsets my sense of values;
  7. Don’t protect me from consequences. I need to learn the painful way sometimes;
  8. Don’t take too much notice of my small ailments. Sometimes they get me the attention I need;
  9. Don’t be too upset when I say, “I hate you.” It isn’t you I hate, but your power to thwart me;
  10. Don’t nag. If you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf;
  11. Don’t make rash promises. Remember that I feel badly let down when promises are broken;
  12. Don’t forget that I cannot explain myself as well as I should like. This is why I’m not always very accurate;
  13. Don’t tax my honesty too much. I’m easily frightened into telling lies;
  14. Don’t be inconsistent. That completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you;
  15. Don’t put me off when I ask questions. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere;
  16. Don’t tell me my fears are silly. They are terribly real, and you can do so much to reassure me if you understand;
  17. Don’t ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me too great a shock when I discover that you are neither;
  18. Don’t ever think it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm toward you;
  19. Don’t forget how quickly I am growing up. It must be very difficult to keep pace with me, but please do try;
  20. Don’t forget I love experimenting. I couldn’t get on without it, so please put up with it;
  21. Don’t forget that I can’t thrive without lots of understanding love, but I don’t need to tell you, do I?

Source Olga Zhuravskaya

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Agile Getting Everywhere

The Agile Methodology has many applications; this is not one I expected.

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Permission to Relax as a Parent? Granted!

I found myself more and more thinking and worrying about what lay ahead for the Wee Man’s future and then I watched this. It’s not quite a free pass but then all the uptightness can be a waste of energy anyway.

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Muddy Puddle

Peppa Pig has a lot to answer for!

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Chocolate Cake…

…never stood a chance!

  

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Picnic Lunch at the Zoo…

…where the lions go “Raa!” and the monkeys say “Oo Oo aa aa!”

    

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A marine biologist…

…in the making