Barbie Fantasy Goddess of Africa DollWe came across this wonderful design by Bob Mackie for the Barbie Doll collectors range. Sometimes Barbie designs have been criticised with good reason but we have to say we love this one. What do you think?Read More
One more day to go until Bino and Fino goes on sale online! We’re really excited about it and can’t wait for your kids to get their hands on the new episodes showing these great new African cartoon characters.
Yale Professor, Amy Chua’s new book ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ has caused some serious controversy amongst parents in the US and probably in Europe too. It’s basically reignited a debate that’s always been going on. That is the ‘Strict versus soft parenting’ one. She just provided a new dimension to it. Her book is mainly talking about a specific style of parenting which might be seen as harsh within the Western parenting context. Parents using this style don’t subscribe to the ‘Everybody’s a winner’ or ‘there are no losers’ mantra sweeping schools and parenting methods in the West. This type of approach doesn’t praise children just for the sake of it just so their egos aren’t hurt. This parenting style expects results from children and puts them under pressure to perform and deliver.Read More