Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

June 16, 2009

Parenting is a minefield

Speaking to you child about their artwork ...

Ask open questions.
For example: "Tell me about your picture"

Wild guessing.
For example: "Whoa there ... is that a skull and crossbones?"
(The answer was "No daddy, its me with my big happy smiley face". Ooops!)

For some interesting information about the stages of child drawing development see this link.


  1. Oops! Beautiful art work and great link. Thanks! :)

  2. I was talking to a friend last night who told me about being called to her daughters school to "please explain", as her 9 year old daughter had written a story titled 'Death' in which emus try to take over the world, killing the children in a family and causing the mother to commit suicide. Now that's a minefield!
    Parents tread with care!

  3. Poor daddy... Sometimes the obvious just isn't!

  4. :) That's a parenting tip I'm certainly filing away for later use!

  5. Ooops! Great picture and explanation though!


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