Living with Coronavirus

It's worse than we know in the UK... I’m writing this sat upright in bed feeling like a sumo wrestler is parked on my chest, just short breaths in and out. I had been feeling a little unwell - a dry cough with a voice steadily morphing into that of Marge Simpson. Last Wednesday…

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus? – NY Times Article

So how do you talk to kids about coronavirus? Well a NY Times parenting article by journalist Jessica Grose could help keep your anxiety in check with some helpful advice, tools and links. Go to article 'How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus' Feature Illustration Lucy Jones

The HappySelf Journal

The consequences of social media on user's behaviour and mental health has never been more prevalent either in our conversations or on the news. But what can we do as parents to develop healthy behaviours for our children and promote awareness of their own happiness and that of…

SCREEN CAPTURE: Polysensorial space at Playtime Paris #27

Polysensorial space Pirouette x The Society of Scent Playtime Paris #27 Sat, 25 Jan – Mon, 27Jan 2020 The Power of Scent... be happy! For this edition of the Screen Capture exhibition Pirouette has invited Bronx based fragrance lab The Society of Scent to challenge your senses…

Why you should avoid conventional house cleaning products + recipe for home made laundry detergent

Switching to natural/eco-friendly/organic home cleansing products not only helps the planet, it also helps our own health. You probably wonder how chemicals applied to the floor or to the bathroom impact us. The fact is that most of the chemicals they contain act as endocrine…

Breast Cancer : How To Take Control Of Your Health

Forget about the pink ribbon ladies, it’s not called “pinkwashing” without reasons. What you want is real prevention, or in other words, not to develop breast cancer in the first place.

Smart Food For Smart Kids

The right nutritional approach can make a great difference in a child's development, with so much impact on intellectual capacities, concentration and behaviour - not to mention general health of course. We keep hearing about the five-a-day fruits/veg, but there is a bit more to…

Positive ‘Doll’ Models

Until fairly recently due to sanctions imposed by my eldest daughter, Barbie had never set foot through our front door. Now times have changed there is a second legislator in the house, a sparkly younger sister who seems to be collecting a girl gang that could rival that of…

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…

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.…

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……