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Thinking like a toddler

I  just turned 40 a few months ago … This turn was not easy, I admit, and I often wonder about what it means to “grow old”: is it a  total process, or is it only physical? Are we losing creativity as we get older or is it possible to create throughout our lives? When I heard the words of Paul Lindley during the lecture series organized by the hotel Martinhal Cascais, I loved the idea that aging is first a…

Fed up with labels!

On the home, Daphne wears a Lililotte Nantes dress.  A friend recently told me: “When my son was born, I was a bit disoriented because he did not sleep much. “Ah, well is that it’s because your baby is hyperactive” told me one of the maternity childcare assistants. How many times have I later thought about that sentence? Whenever I ran after him to the park? Whenever, at a party, I found that all the children, except my son, remained still ? When my daughter was…

First days into high school

Last year, Anna, my eldest daughter, started high school. Big change : new school, new disciplines, ten teachers (vs one schoolteacher) and plenty of new faces! I tried to be as present as possible during the first months, until she gain more independence and be able to organize herself. To help, we set up several tricks and tips that I want to share now with you because they have been very effective!  PS : the translation from French to English was a bit difficult because of…

Do we always have to give the same to our children?

“I want the same,” , “You gave him more! “, ” Sure, it’s your favourite child “… Here is a selection of sentences you’ve probably heard from your children. As if counting the number of peas on each plate makes them sure that the “other” has not more peas…  Or as if requiring the new sweater as their brother permitted our little ones to test our love as parents. So what? Do we have to give exactly the same thing for each child so as they won’t…

Take it Easy with Cécile #2 : séparation with kids

Christmas holidays are almost here… 15 days during while your kids may have to be separated from you and to go to their grandpas’s : a joy of course, but also a source of anxiety for both of you… So here are some tips to help you separate from your kid in a soft way. *** Anticipate and talk about this separation : your child has to know why is going to go his grandpa’s. You can explain it with a few words that are meaningful, you’re…

Take it easy with Cécile #1 : how to survive homework?

Take it easy with Cécile #1 : how to survive homework? You’ve already met Cecile through our Family Connexion‘s section. We’re proud to say that she’s now part of our team as she will be in charge of a new section dedicated to family relationships : ‘take it easy’. In parallèle, Cecile writes in her blog for working parents,  La Turbulette. Today, our new collaborator, will talk about a crucial question : how to really help your kid to do…