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Three's a Crowd

Nikky

There are some difficult lessons to be learned about human relationships during a lifetime, and we have to deal with some of the toughest ones in our tenderest years.


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Embody the Future

Nikky

It's the time of year where we tend towards reflection on the past and looking to the future. Our children are not unaware of this too. 

I have written pieces in the past about how the connection between our brain and our body is very much deeper than we might have imagined, and have counselled encouraging our children to consider themselves in a more holistic way.



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Child Power

Nikky

Earlier this year, the Guardian newspaper held an experiment where several families gave up the rules laid down by parents, and handed the power over to the children.

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It’s a fascinating read, and there are many parallels with what children and young people have been telling me via the How to Speak Child interviewing project.
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Imagine: ALL the people

Nikky

How often do your children get to spend time alone without any outside stimulus? When was the last time they had to draw on their own resources to entertain and motivate themselves?

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Your Starter for Ten

Nikky

When was the last time you asked a child a truly profound question?

The comedian Joe Lycett recently wrote a Guardian column in which he mentions asking a ten year old girl, to whom he is close, “What do you think art is?” She replies, “It’s trust. If you trust something’s good, then it is.” Brilliant. As Joe says, that is exactly what art is.

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