When Sveva was two years old, I met a woman at a course, she was also a mother. Initially she approached me because - she said - she appreciated my contributions during the course, my ideas
She gets up when it’s already clear outside; she comes in the room where I’m working. It is the time of day I love the most:
When doctors diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy to my son, after a lot of strange symptoms and several medical examinations, my first concern was “How could I explain it to him?“. Antonio was three and a half and in a week he would start preschool. We were in the hospital yard, I sit him on my knees … Continued
We have a friend for dinner, single and childless. Our older daughter is a bit agitated, nothing serious. Like all children, when there’s a guest she feels the need to have attention for herself. My husband and I are used to it, it’s like a movie we’ve already seen. My friend watches her while she … Continued
I am a modern grandmother or, at least, I like to think so. However, I’m sixty-six and counting and I am writing an article for a blog so I think I’m allowed to gloat over it, hoping that you, mothers of a new generation will give me this, at least. When I was asked to write a … Continued
Pedagogy. A word that every mother finds everywhere, and that at times appears even harassing. Experts say… The educator recommended… The new book by Dr. X… And we read, re-read, study, as if we were at school again.
I teach English to Italians, so I am often asked at what age children can be considered ready to learn a second language. The answer is so obvious: from birth! Children are “programmed” to learn so it’s natural they are ready to do so from the moment they are born, but certainly it’s never too late to … Continued
We are a generation of insecure mothers. Our grandmothers had four, five, six children: they were between fifteen and twenty and had no worries in their pocket. Few ultrasounds, home birth without epidural / yoga breathing / tantric massage, and by the time they started weaning a baby, a new one was already tumbling in … Continued
Spanks, punishments and psychological violence against children are to be condamned, but parents are human and may make mistakes. How to deal with it?
What about having twins? Well, being a mom of twins forces you to be optimist, to have self esteem, to feel amazed.