Toast with jam for the breakfast, crisps as a snack and spaghetti for a dinner – an everyday nightmare that I secretly despise and would love to replace with the French way of feeding children
Gosh, it is so wonderful to speak in two or even more languages! It makes at least twice as more opportunities to meet interesting people, read inspiring books, share the best jokes. Bilingualism is not even a gallop – it is like a fighter jet flight! It is estimated that there are as many bilingual
Communication is the key to make friends among peers, to participate in a group and to articulate emotions. Without communication there is no interaction. Communication is not only about using words and making sentences. It is also about making a proper eye contact and using a gesture.
Young children need a mess to get their sensory needs fulfilled, to understand basic rules, to develop their senses, to improve their eye-hand coordination and planning, to enjoy their day and many more. Cleaning up can’t be priority during the first years of child’s life.
I don’t have to like everybody. However, I tend not to dislike anybody and this is my most demanding lesson still to be learnt. We are all driven by different stereotypes, false prejudice, negative memories and fears. I am aware that when being judgmental I may be totally wrong. That is why I need to
Imagine someone close and special to you who prepares all of your meals every day. It is a responsible and important task. Food needs to be selected, bought, brought, unpacked, prepared and served in order to feed you. A tough job. Now, imagine that the very same person decides how much and when you have
A concentrate. A tomato concentrate. Squeezed, tightly packed beautiful tomatoes. 300% tomatoes more than usual. To concentrate. To squeeze, tightly hold, the thoughts on a firm leash and walk them proudly out. 300% more effort than usual. Damn! Focus! Nowadays, more and more kids are diagnosed with attention deficit, while surprisingly, those without an
‘He doesn’t listen to me! She is so absent-minded! I can’t find a way to get his/her attention.’ Parents often feel helpless when confronted with a child who is easily distracted and self-absorbed, whilst the only comfort is that such an attitude is normal amongst kids during particular stages of their childhood. Listening is not about
I am always the first person to play with newly-bought wooden toys. It is, of course, all about my serious professional quest for therapeutical adoptions (functions), but underneath I simply LOVE these toys. Wood makes me smile, evoking the best memories from my childhood when the wooden blocks were always at hand. I also remember
I want to do nothing from time to time. Zero achievements, results, or any measurable effects of my existence. I need to become obedient to to my limbic system and slow down, close my mental gate, stop planning and simply immerse myself into the simplest and most unmeaning activities. Glancing over my old childhood photos.