Conscious and Entrepreneurial School in New York

Unleashing the creative potential of all generations through design is the purpose of the school WeGrow, created  by BIG DK.

Mother + Son Interview : Veronique & Oscar Cauchi, Surf Champion

Oscar Cauchi was born in Antwerp (Belgium) 16 years ago.  At the age of 11, he moved to Porto with his family, a move dictated by his father's business. 

Mother + Daughter Interview : Pop Singer & Song Writer Bea

If you would have told me at that time that she would one day become my assistant at Pirouette (that was in 2013!), it would have seemed a long shot. But if you would have told me that she would become a pop singer one day, I would have totally have bought into that idea. This…

India en famille: Playing Is A Key For Success, little demonstration

This summer we went to India en famille. Only virtually, to play, dream and learn. It was fun and it left us lots of vivid memories. Not to mention a lot more knowledgeable about this remarkable country.

Mother&Child interview, 7 years later : Noor and Julie (ZidZidKids)

We published an interview of Julie (zid zid kids) and her daughter Noor when they were living in Marrakech, seven years ago. The family now lives in the US and Noor is almost 16. She tells us how things have evolved for her, while Julie chats about work, education and life.……

A Shift in Values Everywhere by Charles Eisenstein

"I've been seeing news articles a lot recently about parents being arrested and their children removed from their custody because they let them play unsupervised outdoors. I'm linking to one here. The first thing I felt upon reading it was intense indignation, and alienation…

Classy Classrooms

When we visited the Lycée Francais de Porto for the very first time, I found myself thinking: "I want to go back to school!". The campus is on the grounds of the Serralves park, the vast landscaped garden of a Portuguese industrialist that were bequeathed to Porto to create the…

Aquila magazine, for children 8 to 12

 I am happy to share a family discovery : AQUILA, a monthly educational magazine for children 8 to 12. Aquila keeps children entertained with intelligent reading; every issue is organised around a theme, and contains articles, puzzles, fun activities that will enrich general…

Parenting by Default vs Parenting by Design

We are obsessed with our kids. Society's move from ancestor worship to descendant worship ‎has made us uninterested in culture, more primitive in our outlook, worse citizens, and ultimately... boring. That seems the Parenting Paradigm as presented by the English media. Readers…

Sunday Video : Brilliant speech about education by a 13 year old

This TED talk by a 13 year old boy has been around for many months, so it's not very new. Nevertheless, it's really a favourite that we keep showing to our friends. As thought provoking as it is entertaining, it's another one to watch with the whole family. 

Formidable Family Braden-Campany

Polly Braden and David Campany live in North London with their daughters Echo (6) and Vita (4) - Polly is a photographer and David is a Photography Expert (author, curator, critic, lecturer). The couple shares a passion for photography and art. They also prize family time, and…