Life Lesson: Very Good Lives By J.K. Rowling

Very Good Lives started as a commencement address at Harvard University in 2008 by J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. In it she focused on two concepts: the importance of imagination and the benefits of failure. All too often in life, children learn to Read More …

Life Lesson: The Monkey Business Illusion (AKA The Invisible Gorilla)

Humans are great a focussing all their attention on the smallest of details, but there’s a problem with this: it means that we often miss very obvious things that are going on around us because we are just not paying attention to the right cues Read More …

Life Lesson: #LikeAGirl

There are many times that society inadvertently sends the wrong signals to children, and unchecked or unquestioned, these can become ingrained within them, imposing limits on their lives. When such signals are encountered, they should always be challenged by the adults in a child’s life. Read More …

Life Lesson: Ten Rules For Using The Internet To Discuss With Your Child

The internet provides a wealth of information and opportunities, both good and bad, for kids, but how do you ensure that they understand what the internet is, and the risks associated with using it? Some parents will simply let their child dive in and hope that Read More …

Life Lesson: How To Use A Money Box To Introduce Your Child To Financial Management

Good financial management is one of the most crucial core skills that a child needs to learn to become a happy adult, and indeed, poor financial management skills are probably one of the leading causes of unhappiness in adults in the developed world. You might Read More …

Life Lesson: Everybody’s Free (To Wear Suncreen)

This is a great piece of music from the 90s which has words of wisdom for everyone, but especially for the young, on how to lead a happier life. I’d recommend showing it to kids from about the age of ten upwards. For those who Read More …