Each week as I prepare our 5+5 Activity Guides, I consider upcoming events and celebrations and things that are happening in the news. In these stressful times we are in, I try to include some suggestions that are fun and lighthearted, but that does not detract from my belief that education is a serious matter. It is imperative we give our children the best education possible. Sometimes that means confronting topics that are uncomfortable for us.
Whilst we want to protect children from hurt, harm and the harsh realities of life, we must also equip and empower them to deal with such things and resist them. To do so, we must talk to our children about some of the cruelty and wrongs that happen in the world.