Yellow Dog Campaign Website This is not a new campaign but it is very important. There are many occasions where dogs have ran over to mine or been growling and also try to mount as dominant assertions (which is a sure fire way to annoy most dogs and potentially cause a fight) and indeed my … More Doggy Etiquette
Just because you are atheist or agnostic does not mean you have to tell your child that a pet or loved one is gone forever when they die. Their energy lives on all around us in the plants and animals that they have supplied nutrients to with their ashes. They can sit in the spot … More Never ending life
This is a link to the post that is on my facebook page as there are so many images it was easier to upload there: see full post Excerpt: ‘We have reached that wonderful point where she is starting to drop her nap and doesn’t get tired as quickly and she is able and happy … More Exploration with a two year old: The Blue Pool
The time has finally arrived. In 72hours Vera&Bob should be available on Amazon Kindle etc. The Paper copy should be available in August. … More Vera&Bob – Learning Theory for Kids
I have been sharing and posting a lot more on my facebook page recently so please consider following that for more regular posts. I found an article that discusses animal and children interactions and the worrying level of videos and photos that are described as cute when the child is in fact in potential danger. … More Are your children safe with animals?
Although I have read quite a lot on rates of reinforcement and treat value. I discovered by trial that I was giving a too high reinforcement to my mare. She was agitated and frustrated and not able to do anything in a calm manner which made the stand and wait training impossible. She is a … More ‘Negative’ side effects of Rewards
Scribbling is an important activity for child development, learning to hold a pen, pressure control, mark making and discovering how the symbols that make up our written language are formed. Once discouraged and even punished in favour of following an ‘adult’ model, scribbling is now known to be important and is even encouraged with adults … More Child Development record: Scribbles and art
Me: ‘do you want to use the potty?’ Baby: ‘no potty… it dangerous!’
When walking home from ballet and I prevented her walking up and down any more steps: ‘uh this is boring! … More Child development record: Impending ‘terrible two’s’
The attached article discusses how scientists have discovered the location in the brain of the prey drive/hunting instinct. I must add that it is far better written and balanced in Science magazine than the shock headline ‘… turned mice in to killers’ of a mainstream media article and video. I just briefly wanted to comment … More The amygdala – fear vs prey drive.
A quick entry on singing. Our daughter has always enjoyed music and trying toto sing but today it was difficult to contain my smiles as the cuteness exploded by way of her trying to sing the lyrics to Beyonce’s Flawless. Still over 1 month until her second birthday and she has the notes and duration perfected but … More Child development record -singing