A MOTHER & DAUGHTER WEEKEND IN SEVILLA, SPAIN… OLÉ!

Pirouette takes to to Sevilla...via BozAround, the travel blog of Vanessa Boz. Last month, Vanessa took her daughter Amalia to Andalusia for a special mother-and-daughter week end. A very special moment that makes you want to book the same trip right away!

Gap Year Gambit

Pirouette readers are parents with a sense of adventure. As we’ve often read in these pages, that can mean literal adventure, with families taking time out to hit the road and discover new lands. This blog preaches to the converted when it comes to upending routine to deepen…

Early Puberty Epidemics : Why And How To Avoid It?

In the Western world, puberty "normally" happens around the age of 11-12. But that is shifting towards a younger age, and it is rather sad. For an 8 year old for instance,  it means dealing with complicated physical and psychological matters too early, loosing one's innocence…

Have you ever visited Porto?

Portugal is a very special country, kind of stuck in the past in some places, with great sun&light, excellent food, really nice people. Located in the North of the country, Porto is a wonderful city to visit with children. Pirouette gives you a guided tour...

Meditate on this

Elsewhere, Pirouette has remarked on the benefits of meditation for children, and simple ways that healthier classroom habits have improved school results. So it's natural to highlight this move at the margins of American schooling to make meditation part of the curriculum.…

Cool Travel : Trancoso (Bahia, Brazil)

Pirouette is sharing BozAround's latest post "Feet in the sand in Trancoso". Thanks to Vanessa Boz for sharing such a precious travel guide, full of tips, addresses, local colour and sweet family images.

There’s no place like home… away from home

Traveling with kids can be a challenge. Location, season, amenities all come into play. Of course there's also the kids' age to consider. There are the 'family friendly' hotel options out there, which can be hit and miss. What could be better than staying at home... away from…

Rio de Janeiro!

Modern Rio, Vintage Rio, Decadent Rio. Rio is such a rich and beautiful city (the most beautiful, it is often said). It’s a proper 3D city, with as much going on vertically as horizontally. And it’s both extremely urban, and extremely green all at once, with one of the largest…

Children and meditation

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”, the Dalai Lama said. All people practicing meditation recognise the benefits of this powerful technique : more energy and focus, clearer thinking, reduced…

Sunday Video : Fed Up

I have to insist on the importance of a good nutrition. Maybe it will help to watch the trailer of the movie Fed Up with your children (from age 8) as they will better understand what you are talking about when you stop buying cookies and when you put keep veggies on the……

Sunday Video : Special Pregnant Women

PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AGAINST CELL PHONE RADIATIONS Cell phone radiations are detrimental to our health. The most vulnerable are children, and even more foetus. If you are pregnant and want to maximise your child's health and good development, take a look at this video. 

Is your children’s wardrobe safe?

The textile industry is known to use massive quantities of chemicals. How do these toxic components affect the body, what are they exactly, how to protect your children and yourself ? Little overview of the whole fabric chain + testimony from organic brand designers.