Arlo's Day
Less force, more problem solving

Recent days

Sep
13
Bizarre crazy ideas

Bizarre crazy ideas

I recently came across this post from Sarah Fitz-Claridge about solving problems when there is a conflict of interest. For
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Sep
11
Crossing the road

Crossing the road

Yesterday, Arlo, Micah and myself went to the dam; about a 300m walk across the road and on the other
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Sep
04
Are Jalapeños hot?

Are Jalapeños hot?

We had a family outing yesterday and when lunchtime came around, Arlo spotted some Jalapeño balls. Of course, for him,
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Sep
01
The map is not the territory

The map is not the territory

When we teach Arlo things, we're essentially doing it by showing him a "map" of the world through our eyes;
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Aug
31
How would ____ feel?

How would ____ feel?

One thing we keep on trying to model to Arlo is to say, "I'm sorry, I was wrong." We're quite
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Aug
29
Screen time VS The world

Screen time VS The world

I recently read that Youtube, games and other things online, will always have a stronger gravitational pull away from the
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Aug
26
6716 - Learning numbers

6716 - Learning numbers

A couple of weeks ago I decided to put a passcode on Arlo's iPad. Not to block him out but
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Aug
25
Where's Wally?

Where's Wally?

Arlo's screen time routine normally goes like this: Go to school, come back, walk in the house, make food and
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Aug
22
Skipping scary

Skipping scary

Saturday night was movie night with Arlo. We looked at some trailers together, but we ended up choosing Encanto. I
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Aug
21
Searching earthworms

Searching earthworms

Yesterday Arlo and Micah were lifting the pavers that edge the lawn. To their surprise they found earthworms surfacing. They
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