Thirteen-year-old Sophie sits alone in her room staring at the screen she has looked at for the past two hours. She snaps at anyone who tries to enter her room or engage her in conversation. She won’t eat dinner with the family but, at some point, may slink into the kitchen for a quick
If you want an easy way to boost the joy in your home, try adding some indoor plants to your décor. Indoor plants can reduce stress and anxiety, boost productivity, and help you recover from illness. They may even have the power to prolong life, according to several recent studies.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – fun ways to use kids’ art. With the world focusing on recycling to reduce waste and save our beautiful planet, it’s more important than ever to find creative ways to reuse and repurpose things. Children who love creating – most do if offered the chance – can
Welcome to another Wacky Workshop project, creating a fun art space for kids. Let me assure you, these ideas are very budget-friendly. It’s amazing how many general household items can be used to create beautiful art and to store art and craft supplies. By avoiding an expensive run to the art store and instead,
It should be right up there with “please’ and ‘thank you’, but for some, the simple act of saying ‘sorry’ is nearly impossible. Learning to say sorry (sincerely) is a sign of emotional intelligence. It can turn despair into acceptance and fury into forgiveness. In fact, there is quite a lot of power and
Do you want to teach your child the value in gift-giving? If so, put away your wallet and encourage them to create something special to give. It’s that’s simple. If you are handing over your money so the child can choose a gift to buy or, worse still, buying gifts on their behalf, you are
Ever wondered how it is your child can stay acutely focused on a screen for an indefinite period of time when any other activity, no matter how special, has them distracted at the smallest of things? It’s a question countless parents have asked. Many have concluded that screen time steals focus from all other
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – Christmas creativity on a budget. Many of us will be doing our best to reign in Christmas spending this year and these Christmas creativity projects fit the bill. They are easy to make and cost very little in materials.
As International Day of Friendship looms (Thursday, July 30), many will write about the positive aspects of friendship or give tips on how to be a fabulous friend. In a world where we spend much of our time online, it is perhaps even more important than ever to learn how to spot fake
The young boy walked into the studio in tears, exclaiming he did not want his father to leave. Just weeks before this, that same boy would virtually push his parents out of the door, eager to have my full attention as we embarked on a creative journey together. The next day, a