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Princesses can never get dirty.

I was a bit thrown by a comment made during a small group discussion today.  I’ll try to replicate the conversation. Of course the names have been changed to protect the growing identities of our young social scientists. 350 more words

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The Social Pecking Order for Children

Very few parents dream of their offspring being average.

Most of us, although we check our impulses to live through our little ones, do our very best to give them all the opportunities to be the best that they can be. 640 more words


Embrace the Mess: 5 Skills Developed Through Art Exploration

With schedules busier than ever, many parents and teachers can be reluctant to offer young children creative materials because they are concerned about the time these experiences take to prepare and the mess that will result. 790 more words


Quote of the Week

When children get to reflect on their own interests and strengths, they realize how special they really are. By assuring children that although they may not be able to do everything that their brothers or sisters or peers can do, they are unique individuals with special abilities they can share. 61 more words


Small Town in Trouble: when does the boat come in?

I live in Abbeyfeale. A recent Report by Teagasc tells me it’s one of the weakest towns in Ireland, from an economic perspective. The reasons for this are complex apparently but include its position on the edge of the Limerick City/Tralee commuter belts, higher levels of unemployment, lower levels of education and larger proportions of unoccupied housing. 351 more words