Rethinking tickling

Sometimes it might seem like kids love being tickled ... but do they really? Did you know that the laughter triggered by tickling is different to other types of laughter? It’s actually part of an involuntary, automatic response. In fact, studies show that tickling activates the part of the brain that anticipates pain, and triggers … Continue reading Rethinking tickling

How reflecting on power helped with screen time struggles

After my 5 year old son discovered Minecraft eight months ago, screen time became very challenging. At one stage, we were having daily battles over screen time ending, with me setting a Loving Limit (something like, "I understand you really want to keep playing/watching, and it's time to finish now"), and him responding with hitting … Continue reading How reflecting on power helped with screen time struggles