Child looking shocked

Farting

At the close of my first session with a child, I give them a parting gift. Over the years none has been as popular as farting putty. The name alone excites a child. Their initial excitement, however, can’t compare to the exuberance they show after…
Tent in the woods

On choosing a camp

Hard to believe that with freezing temperatures and snow still under our feet, that we are receiving application forms from summer camps. Kind of nice though. It’s the same kind of feeling I get when I walk past my favourite clothing store in February and…
Two beds side by side

Musical beds at home

Ever played musical beds? Not to be confused with musical chairs. Unlike the latter, musical beds is not a game, no music and not a lot of fun. Chances are that if you’re a parent with a child under ten, you know the score. Musical…
Spray painted heart and person

How kids express love

Love is in the air… must be February. In most schools, little children are drawing hearts and colouring them red. They’re addressing their cards to mothers and fathers, grandparents, sisters, brothers and friends. “Love” is carefully inscribed at least once on the page. On Valentine’s…