A Creative Approach to Story Making – Jo Baxter reviews STORY

I have a nine-year-old girl who from a very early age has loved stories, books and writing. I also have a 5-year-old boy who loves the outdoors and as we approach the halfway point of reception year at school, he has leant a significant amount of letter sounds that he’s starting to read and so stories […]

Lino Cuts: Caz Greenwood enthuses about printmaking

To rekindle my flame for printmaking when I opened my studio a year and a half ago, I bought some lino – it offered me the chance to print without a press and obtain immediate results. My initial images included a band logo and greetings cards, and then an exciting project for the Nicholson Museum […]

Love Bombing: Oliver James explains what it is and how it works

Perhaps your child is a bit troubled in just one respect, like a little shy or sometimes over-demanding. Maybe she has much more numerous and serious problems, like severe temper tantrums at the age of 10, or being paralysed by groundless fears. Either way, Love Bombing can help. The child’s problem is almost never the […]

What Really Creates Secure Attachment? Laura Markham sets the record straight

I’m an attachment theorist, but at times I find myself dismayed by the way our misunderstandings about attachment so often make parents feel inadequate. I’d like to set the record straight about what really creates secure attachment. Attachment theory was developed by John Bowlby when he observed children’s reactions to being separated from their parents […]

Caroline Brewser: Active birth changed my understanding of womanhood and my family’s birth story

It’s the birth experiences of our mothers that are most likely to shape our image of what birth will be like. And for those of us born from the 1960s onwards, the story tends to involve a woman in a hospital, subject to control by those around her, undergoing a ‘procedure’ to extract a baby […]