I’ve been neglecting my readers lately: Summer, kids, you know, nothing personal:)
I admit – this summer has pushed me back into my comfort zone.
I sent my third / smallest child – 6 already (when did that happen), to first grade today.
Had to remind myself repeatedly that eventually it will all be ok. That she’ll be fine, my baby.
Not a baby anymore, is she.
Why is my heart-broken?
Anyway, that’s not what I planned to write about:
I planned to write about child abuse, and about a very special person.
Do you also feel that if your children are bored it’s your problem? That it’s your job to keep them busy?
Let’s clear this first: It’s not your problem if they’re bored. Let them be bored, and let them learn to keep themselves busy (or not). Boredom is good for children, and encourages creativity.
Now, if you still feel you need to keep them busy (what can I say, I always do…) well, I am an owls addict, so I collected for you some owls crafts ideas for various ages, from easy (3 – 4 years) to older ages:
Although I may seem as a crafty mom to some of you, this is how it usually goes:
1. I see a beautiful idea (that someone else thought of).
2. I show it to everybody around.
3. I start collecting the art supplies required, and promiss my children that we are going to do it next Saturday.
4. Saturday comes and goes, nothing happens.
I don’t have a lot of time to post these days, but this question above has kicked me out of my comfort zone.
I’ve been rambling to you quite a lot about my tween, haven’t I?
The last days it became clear to me that I need help adapting to my new role:
A Mom to Tween, experiencing lose of control in an ever-changing-fast-technological world, where kids are exposed to info that is difficult even for us grownups to absorb.
Listen to this: There was a lecture in my daughter’s school, by a police figure handling computer crimes.
It was after the third angry mail I received from male bloggers, following this post about the first exceptional dad contributor to my new site http://www.parents-space.com, (here) that it struck me: Unintentionally, I just started a mini genders war. Continue reading
I didn’t post a lot lately, being engaged in my new parents site, http://www.parents-space.com .
It’s coming up nicely I think! 60 Contributors already.
The variety of contributors results in discussing many topics, some are fairly new to me. I bet that I’m not alone here.
A naive parent I am, a species that cannot survive for long in the 21 century. Continue reading
The first man: Not only did he say that he is willing to become a Parents-Space.com author, he actually posted!
This brave blogger is Pieter from http://pieterk515.wordpress.com/ , a proud dad and cool blogger you should all get to know. Always makes me laugh.
Pieter – I admire your guts, a first male author in a feminine neighbourhood! Continue reading
To all you parents out there: My newborn, 1 month old www.parents-space.com , is already becoming a great resource of information for parents.
(If I sound proud, it’s because I am!)
An amazing group of contributing authors (which I can’t thank enough) have gathered together to write in PS ; some of them are counsellors, some are parents sharing their daily challenges, and all are there for you. Continue reading
After releasing my last full- of- self- pity post, I called my supportive spouse.
“Tears in my eyes”, he said, “we ARE living in two parallel universes, aren’t we?” Continue reading
My dad is a sportive and thin turning 70 – looking 55 man.
During a regular physical check-up, he was urgently rushed into a heart bypass surgery; the doctors told him that he can get a heart attack any minute now, and there’s no chance he will survive it. Continue reading
This photo of a girl recovering from cutting is now widely shared in Facebook; my daughter’s daily update.
Again today, my daughter (12) told me about a good friend sending photos of her cuts by WhatsApp to another friend, showing her arms covered with cutting marks and large butterflies.
She wasn’t aware that this girl was cutting, but she’s not surprised anymore.
My first cutting post was the primary reason for me to start blogging last January.
The good things that came up since I understood that not all’s glittery pink at the teens kingdom (ok, I didn’t think it was), is that I started blogging, and then there’s this parenting new site that followed , an amazing journey for me.
The bad thing is that my daughter is breaking news to me every second day now about the epidemic spreading, and guess who became the news reporter to other naive parents, thinking their world is glittery pink. Continue reading
A comment to my post about April being autism awareness month caught my attention.
I visited Gareeth’s blog, an adult with Autism.
There is no way I can summarize what Gareeth has taught me in the following post in better words than Gareeth herself, so I won’t even try.
This is the post: http://gareeth.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/warning-april-is-coming/
Please take the time to read it.
So much for this blue thing.
Thank you Gareeth. You’ ve got a great blog there.
April 2 is Autism Awareness day.
3 of my not so many really close friends have children with autism. Continue reading