Category Archives: Families

Reframing Success: From Well-Oiled Machines to Thriving Meadows

In an era dominated by technology and industrial progress, the world expects efficiency and precision from every corner of life. The metaphor of a “well-oiled machine” has become synonymous with success. However, this mechanical perspective has fallbacks. It often leads to burnout, disconnection from our intrinsic values, and an unyielding pressure to consistently produce, regardless…

Outdoor Play Barriers: The Caregiver

by Nadia Robinson It’s no secret that at Educated by Nature we are advocates for risky, outdoor play (nature play). It supports development of the whole child (mentally, physically, socially and emotionally) and provides them with opportunities to develop necessary life skills (check out Nature Play WA for more information).  This blog will address in more detail…

Wandering with Wonder

Wandering is one of the core routines of Nature Connection in the Art of Mentoring philosophy. It is about following what catches your senses or your heart and following that impulse to wander and explore. It evokes a sense of peacefulness as well as curiosity. The Art of Wandering may also open the possibility for…

Sit Spot Quick Tips

Is your household a little chaotic at the moment? Is there a lot of noise from everyone being at home ALL DAY together. While the opportunity for connection and family time is a welcome one in our fast paced world, it’s important to remember that everyone needs their own space and time to be still……