Friday Faves: 24th of Feb Friday Faves
This week:

Do schools kill creativity?

10 min video summaries of the books you don’t have time to read.

A  simple way to kick-start the family day (takes 30 seconds).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”do schools kill creativity?” 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][vc_column_text]This TEDtalk helped us to decide that we needed to take a more active role in helping our kids to develop real-life skills.

It’s a fascinating and we’d urge you to watch it- if you haven’t already.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGaUc5Q0U1NXdidFklMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”not got the time to actually read a book?” 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 is a great idea and a fantastic time-saver. Whilst no substitute for the real thing, each c.10 minute video presents the essential themes and lessons from a particular book- a great idea, especially for busy parents. We’ve chosen Mindset by Carol Dweck as it’s a hugely important concept for our kids to grasp, if they are to thrive in the modern world.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGOWpORXJkQnVlUWMlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_custom_heading text=”kick-start your family morning” 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]We’ve got a new morning routine! We’ve started doing this power stretch before breakfast and I have to say, it works! We certainly feel more happy and confident!

The power stretch is the brainchild of  Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy who in the talk below, gives a fascinating insight into body language and how changes in our body posture can affect how we feel and act.

She also has a new best-selling book out called Presence (affiliate link) and a free course to go along with it, which we are going to have a go at this week.

If you are keen on organising an optimal morning routine for you and your kids, here is a brilliant article from James Clear.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGS3MtX01oMVFoTWMlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]


Our blog post header photo is a lovely piece of street art that captured my eye whilst walking around the Old Town in Valencia last week.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]