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Book review: Life Talk for a Daughter

A copy of a book by Isabella Little (now Isabella Little-Gates, congratulations Isabella) came into our possession – “Life Talk for a Daughter”.  It’s this one: http://www.tugoflife.com/life-talk-for-a-daughter.  You might think that this is a book to introduce your little girl to … Continue reading

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Teacher unions versus children

So teacher unions are against systems where the state diverts education funding from government schools to independent schools, since this puts the decision making about schooling in the hands of parents.  In the process of giving decision making powers to … Continue reading

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La Manif Pour Tous – The Demonstration for All

So I’ve been listening to Learn French in your Car in my car, which has emboldened me to try and read French stuff on the internet.  Doing that, I discovered I still haven’t got a clue.  French seems to be … Continue reading

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What does it take to raise a child?

You have heard it said: It takes a village to raise a child The radio announcers of our national broadcaster frequently treat us to that African “wisdom”. The idea of this is that every mama and auntie out there should … Continue reading

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Jungle and tree poetry

So Grace, being six years old, wrote a poem. She doesn’t write so well, so her mother wrote it down. This is how it went: Over in the jungle lived a mother tiger with a little tiger too Climb said … Continue reading

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