Hello March! Karen Miles introduces the latest issue of the mag and we go behind the scenes with our cover kid, Mia.
I can’t talk enough about how much I love our feature Wrangling the ‘Sacred Cow’ in the March issue of CHILD. It’s about the five education myths that could be holding your children back from genuinely engaging at school and ultimately finding success and satisfaction in life post graduation. I love a good myth buster – something that challenges taboos and accepted norms and shakes things up a bit. Why? Because if we can shed new light on the bigger topics that affect our children’s lives, like education and career, then that makes me (and hopefully you) a more content and supported parent.
Our lead story Keep it Kind champions the concept of creating calm in parenting, and surprisingly resonated with me. I’m not a fan of the words ‘self-compassion’ – for me, it’s sounds like a false panacea to mother guilt. But this article is different – it questions the value of ‘me time’ for topping up your ‘energy reserves’ and instead suggests a deeper, more effective way to support yourself when your parenting rubber hits the road. As a parent of a child with ADHD, this story has given me a more real solution to managing the often daily frustration, anger and resulting failure I feel as a parent.
Enjoying and celebrating the transportive beauty of the ballet, we take a peek into a day in the life of professional ballerina, Amy Harris, who’s now returned to the stage after becoming a mother.
The theatrical, fairy-tale nature of the ballet also inspired this month’s cover. It features Mia, a young ballerina who loved her day of sparkly fun dress ups and make believe with the CHILD team.
P.S I’d love you to join me for my regular chat about all things parenting on Kinderling this month – I’ll be live at around 12.15pm on Tuesday 1 March 2016.