Friday Faves: 17th of Feb Friday Faves
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This week:

A superb little film, made us cry and smile.

What do you think about coding for your kids? The future? Or just the future factory?

5.5 dangerous things you should let your kids do this weekend…

Or a more sedate option if you are looking for something less precarious.

A competition- woohoo![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”the science of happiness” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I’m not going to tell you anything about this… just watch it. I challenge you not to cry at the same time as having a big wide grin on your face. Fabulous stuff!

We also wrote a quick hack so you can teach your kids this, which you can read about here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGb0h2NnZUS0Q2bGclMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]And if you’re in the mood for even more happiness this TED blog has got some pretty cool articles and videos to watch as well.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”coding for our kids- panacea or emperor’s new clothes?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Coding, it seems, is the new black. Our kids are being taught it in school, parents are talking about it, the government see it as a long-term solution to the digital ‘skills gap’. It sounds like a sensible thing to do but, is it really?

We came across this article in the rather excellent futurism.com and it certainly made us think a little. It talks about coding being the ‘blue collar’ job of the future and is worth a read.

If you are interested in more articles on coding these are good:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”5 (and a half) dangerous things to do with your kids this weekend” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I can’t remember my Mum and Dad being quite as minded to sniff out and keep me away from, potential danger when I was young as I do with my kids.

Maybe it’s a generational thing, maybe my memory isn’t what it used to be (highly likely), or maybe the world is a scarier place these days.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGTlhoZGRVcU5Oam8lMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Either way, we probably could all do with letting our kids deal with danger a bit more, taking risks, finding your boundaries, dealing with fear- these are all valuable skills kids need to learn and this Tedtalk is nice, funny and might just inspire you to go craaaaaazy this weekend![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”or if you prefer a safer option…” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This might be more appropriate. It’s a list of the top 100 documentaries we can use to change the world. Chill out and be inspired to do some good- what better way to spend the weekend.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”competition time” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]So inspired were we by the Soul Pancake video we decided to buy their book. We’ve also bought an extra copy for one lucky winner- see below.

Have a fantastic weekend.

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P.S.

Our blog post header photo this week was taken by me. It’s a picture of the Lifehacksforkids family getting wet at Iguazu falls in 2016- an experience we will never forget.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]