💛GENDER NEUTRAL PARENTING💛
This is why I don't believe in having boys toys and girls toys. Children play with toys to practice the skills and experiment with their future potential 👮🕵️👷💃👯 So, what's so shocking about a boy wanting to play with a doll? Are we scared they'll grow up and actually want to father or work with children? How terrible 🙄 And why shouldn't boys play with toy hoovers and kitchens? How is it emasculating to see a man cook and clean his own house? 🏠
Same for girls, let's celebrate the girls who want to play with cars, science sets, footballs, and dress up as doctors and superheroes 😍
It's all about giving kids choice. Those of us who aim to parent neutrally aren't saying their little ones can't get married, and their girls can't be hairdressers or their boys be footballs IF THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT. It's simply about celebrating kids for WHO they are and WHAT they love, and not restricting them because of whatever's between their legs. ❤️💙💚💛
My little boy does this so well, and inspires me with his apparently random marks when he paints.
I feel very passionately that we have to encourage this in our children, and let them lead with the hows and don’t worry about the what’s or why’s, that comes soon enough.
End this silly pink / blue divide in all toys / clothes and pretty much in a lot of products that aim pink for girls and blue for boys 🙄 there’s no such thing. Girls can have blue and boys can have pink!! Very damaging to the kids!! All toys should be for all kids!! #letkidsbekids#endthedivide
S U N D A Y B E S T (our best picks of the broadsheets this weekend)
It seems like not a week goes by without some comment, news, or well meaning column of practical tips, on how to balance the now deep rooted need to be connected with a sense that all this constant technology is just too much. It seems like even the architects of the social media platforms we love - and loathe - so much aren’t even immune. Fascinating article in today’s Sunday Times Magazine on how they are sending their children back to nature and back to basics, far away from the very tech their parents have designed. Whilst we might not have such Silicon Valley privilege, next Sunday we do have a very special Forest School experience where your children can get outside, playing, exploring and getting properly hands on. And for us grown-ups we can turn off for more than a few hours and feed our curiousity face to face with a line up of amazing speakers.
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You know when you read something and it just kind of smacks you upside the head because of how much you needed to receive that message right at that moment? Yeah, this was it for me today.
@positivelypresent, you get me every time 💕
Look at this little cutie in her big brother hat. Ready for adventure even on a chilly day!
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Sembrar para recoger. Hoy son flores, pero en general en la vida, hay que sembrar, poner mucho cariño, tener paciencia, regar lo sembrado... Y al fcabo del tiempo, con suerte, recoges los frutos.
Con los niños, con el trabajo, con las relaciones... Sin duda es una lección de vida.
De eso hablamos hoy mientras sembrábamos con toda nuestra ilusión las semillas de @floritismo, que llenarán de flores nuestro nuevo piso en primavera.
No os podéis imaginar la ilusión que me hace. Hace años que sueño con una terraza llena de flores, antes con hortensias, ahora además con peonías, tulipanes, ranúnculos... y este año se va a hacer realidad, y además con las flores más bonitas del mundo, las de Anna.
El otro día, por cierto, envió una newsletter preciosa hablando de esto, tan bonita que me emocionó un montón. Gracias Anna, por la newsletter, tu paciencia con mis consultas, y por contagiarme tu pasión por las flores ❤
Y entre esto y el ficus elástica que ha decidido adoptarme y crecer con alegría en mi dormitorio, me quito oficialmente el cartel de mataplantas. ¡Felicitadme, pardiez! Jamás pensé que lo conseguiría 😂😂😂😂😂 ¿Alguna más lo ha logrado? -------------------------------------------------------
This world can be so judgmental. So empty of compassion or understanding.
Children are being told how to be, what to be, and told what not to do so early on these days. They have a tiny window of life in which to be 100% unashamedly themselves, to explore, learn, play, and be free. It is my goal for my child(ren) to feel like they can do anything, be it get dirty, climb trees, get hurt, learn, figure things out...
It's my job, my duty, and my gift from God to be the one to protect them in this fragile time of life. To ensure that they feel free to do everything their wild little souls desire (within reason of course) without restraint, judgement, or molding them into what they "should be". They are only this free for so long, they deserve to be so, unashamedly and purely wild.
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🐿MY LITTLE SQUIRREL🐿
G is like a little squirrel and has been since she was only months old. In our old house at 9 months she had a tiny cupboard that she used to squirrel away any little treasures that she found and in this house I’ll often find her rummaging in the little alcove under the stairs to find random objects to play and create with. This morning she found the cardboard box, shredded paper and tubes, turfed her poor little brother off his blanket 😂and kept adding to her collection through the day. She made a cafe, a slide, houses, a den, a balance beam, a ‘blanket collage’ (her words!) and a ‘giraffe beach’ 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️ She seemed most indignant that the ice cream lady (better known as a colander) at the giraffe beach had run out of mint chocolate chip as apparently the pink giraffe (better known as a toilet roll tube) NEEDS it for his medicine...Don’t you just love it?!?! 😂😂😍😍🤷♀️🐿⭐️
We did water colour painting yesterday. I drew on the paper with a white crayon before letting her paint with it. Not only did she learn about gentle strokes using paint brushes, she’s also learnt how the crayon repelled the water colour away from it.
Next, I got out a better quality water colour paper. On this piece, I showed her first, how the water colour spreads on a wet surface by wetting the paper first with clean water. Next, I showed her how different colours interacted with each other, creating another colour. (She discovered yellow + blue = green when she accidentally dipped her blue filled brush in the yellow before that 😂)
Now, I’ve just asked her what has she got in mind to do tomorrow and she answered “painting”. Oh, honey. I do hope you’ll always love art as much as mummy does.
My mum used to say to me - "You can do anything you want just need to learn how, that's all"
This is my 4 years old daughter on the top of very high climbing frame saying exactly that to little girl on the bottom. Proud mama moment.
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So excited that our little guy Hudson fits on his Strider Bike! Now to get him striding 🚴
It is so hot today! It hardly feels or looks like fall. We took the boys out to ride around on their bikes and we spent most of the time sitting in the shade. We ended up coming home early from the ride and are now going to head to the beach after nap time.
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