Art and culture in Milan : Osservatorio & Academia dei Bambini by Fondazione Prada

Milan is becoming a must-visit culture hub. Last month, the Prada foundation in Milan opened a new space in the city center called Milano Osservatorio, dedicated to photography and visual languages. Next week will be the opening of a space dedicated to children, Academia dei…

Cabbages & Kings : Peru, Artisan Craft

For some the very idea of travelling solo with a 7 month old on a business trip may be enough to cause a rise in blood pressure but for Alexandra Gizela the founder of Cabbages & Kings it's a time to be cherished and enjoyed. We catch up with her following her latest trip to…

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…

Going On A Humanitarian Trip With Children

Want to raise socially conscious children, and take part in a family humanitarian trip? For children who live a privileged Western/urban life, participating in this kind of adventure is a chance to play a role in helping others, while at the same time expanding their worldview.…

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…

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…