Do children need to play computer games?

Posted by Samantha on August 12, 2012 in Parenting Dilemmas, Play

Last week my irritation with screen-based computer games came to a head.  It’s not been the greatest summer weather-wise and poor weather always spells a more lenient attitude to screen-time in our house. But what bothered me last week wasn’t the fact that my son and daughter play these games, but merely the fact that […]


Letting children test their limits

Posted by Samantha on September 26, 2011 in Boundaries, Over-control, Play, Resilience, Safety

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence Henri F. Amiel, Swiss philosopher and poet (1821 – 1881) Where are all our children gone?  Last week I began to feel like I was in Vulgaria from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – a land where children are forbidden.  It used […]

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