Lessons as a parent: Why I’m aiming to raise, rather than project manage, my children

Shifting back to raising kids, rather than project managing them: I’d treated my life, my family’s and most particularly, my children’s lives, as a series of projects. So much so, I was not only treating the activities, interests, external aspects my kids were involved in as projects – I’ve ended up managing my kids as if they are projects too.  … More Lessons as a parent: Why I’m aiming to raise, rather than project manage, my children

How the number of kids trick or treating in your neighbourhood reflects its urban design (Maybe)

Halloween has just passed us here in Australia. Over the past two to three decades, the tradition has become more strongly embraced by many kids (and their families), in particular the opportunity to dress up and go from house to house, trick or treating for candy (or lollies, as I still call them). You might … More How the number of kids trick or treating in your neighbourhood reflects its urban design (Maybe)

The pros and cons of playdates – and the temptation of insular parenting

The pressure to be the ‘perfect parent’  I never realised before becoming a parent how much judgment exists around parenting. From the time your first baby arrives – no, even prior to that – it’s easy to find yourself bombarded with information, about what you should do during pregnancy, birth, feeding and caring for a young baby. And … More The pros and cons of playdates – and the temptation of insular parenting