Author Archives: Belinda

A Silent Warrior – Tickle Trunk at Apple Star Photo

For those who’ve wondered where I’ve been, I apologize for my lack of contribution to this blog. I have been busy. Playing hard with my boys, and working on my apple star project. Please visit me here on my wordpress … Continue reading

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Young Superheroes

Originally posted on Another Day – Another Mom:
Sometimes, even in our wonderfully loving, supportive, and understanding community, Brother-Bug encounters people who don’t understand his sense of style and clothing preferences. Sometimes they ridicule him for it. Thankfully, it hasn’t…

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Firemaker, Myth Maker, Adventurer, Warrior

As my son’s and my annual pilgrimage to Firemaker Wilderness Survival Camp in the Comox Valley quickly nears, I find myself pondering many questions. Last year, I left camp feeling enthused with a passion to create a work shop of … Continue reading

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“We look at all the glowing screens….”

We were promised a lot if we went to college and nothing has seemed to materialize except newer and neater gadgets replacing other gadgets barely a year old. We go to work and pay the bills and invite friends over … Continue reading

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Star Wars – Another perspective….

Hi You guys! So glad that your time is being well spent! 😉 Funny that you have encountered the lure of Star Wars in Guatemala of all places. Oh well, we can’t escape. I’m sure it’s a gift somewhere. Our … Continue reading

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3) Physical Force With vs. Against – Con’t

Here I am again after a two week haitus.  I apologise!  Thankfully my partner is holding the ship afloat.  Thanks Edgymama!   Are boys naturally more aggressive?  It would seem that generally speaking they are.  But over the last months I … Continue reading

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3) Physical and Emotional Force With and For vs. Against

Are Boys Naturally More Aggressive? – Part Five After last week’s post 2) Emulation and Processing of Society’s Rules and Roles, I’m finally getting to the third type of boys and girls so-called aggression : 3) Using Their Physical Force … Continue reading

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2) Emulation and Processing of Society’s Rules and Roles

Are Boys Naturally More Aggressive? – Part Four There has been much said since the Hockey Riots here  in Vancouver…. so on with my analysis of what I’ve observed as three types of aggressive behaviour in children, especially boys! Our … Continue reading

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Is Rough Play Important?

Can more rough play help our boys become more empathetic or more focused? There has been a lot of attention given recently to the values of play in children’s cognitive development.  Free unstructured play, safe access to the outdoors, and … Continue reading

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Anger and Sadness – A Hero’s Journey

I really enjoyed my co-blogger, edgymama’s, post last week on boy’s coming-of-age or initiation rituals. She shared some essential spiritual truths to be passed on through ritual to help boys cross the threshold from childhood to adulthood.  These truths might … Continue reading

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