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What do you expect your children to become when you don’t understand them but you taught them using the same methods thinking that they are all pure ‘dog’ breeds? 66 more words


Basically to do with respect – or the lack of it. A disrespect that has its roots in an unexamined, unquestioned presumption which a person has grown up with from childhood. 187 more words



“Kwaku Ananse wove a nest

Which caught him in his naughty quest”

The Ghanaian parenting sages

Go with many of these adages

“And the princess met the prince… 25 more words


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Augustus Gloop was a greedy boy. Veruca Salt was a girl who was spoiled by her parents. Violet Beauregarde chewed gum. Mike Teavee does nothing but watch television. 1,973 more words

Children's Fiction

The global child

I’m not talking about the philosophical meaning-lessness/fulness of existence. I mean what do you really want to do when you wake up in the morning? I sure as hell wouldn’t mind a sleep in once in a while, but perhaps that’s the brain resisting another day of empty motions fulfilling the means to an end. 1,001 more words


Challenge of the Month: Learning How To Ride a Bike

I am 19 years old and until yesterday, I didn’t know how to ride a bicycle.

This was a fact that so many people made an unnecessary big deal out of; it really wasn’t! 276 more words

Challenge Of The Month

Instilling Fear In Our Children

As a parent, do find yourself instilling fear in your child?

As a child, did your parents instil fear in you?

This is a topic I often think about. 738 more words