5 Ways to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children

Every parent’s main desire is to have a healthy and happy child. An important part of that health and happiness is the child’s emotional intelligence, which allows them to deal with their own feelings, while understanding how other people feel. But, what can you do to help your child develop their emotional intelligence? Here are some ideas.

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6 on Saturday: it’s all about peonies!

I have a love affair with peonies. They are my favourite flower. I know that they tease us with their buds, flower quickly and then die back but the glory of their flowers is so beautiful for me that I would happily wait all year for just one day of these beautiful blooms! This week my 6 on Saturday is dedicated to peonies. This meme was started over at The Propergator. It’s a way of noting six things in your garden, right now and is a fun meme to join in with.

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6 on Saturday: it’s a long weekend!

It looks as if we are in for some warm weather this May Day weekend which will be lovely. The garden is just about to take off and it just needs a little warmth now for it to really take off this Spring.

6 on Saturday is a meme started by The Propagatorblog. It’s a place to share 6 things in your garden and it’s a lovely meme to join in with.

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Teenagers and the Facebook scandal

The Facebook scandal was a few weeks ago now. Whatever your thoughts on this, it is clear that many, many people had their personal data shared (81 million in the latest press reports). I’m not at all surprised that data was shared as this is happening all the time even when we are shopping on the internet. Mr Zuckerberg has done his best to reassure us all and yes, some people will leave Facebook but let’s be real here, you can’t delete your online presence completely. Deleting your Facebook account won’t be enough to stop your data being stored or shared. I’m not saying what happened was right but Mr Zuckerberg has a greater challenge on his hands in my view; attracting younger users. According to my teenagers, Facebook is dead and it has nothing to do with this latest scandal.

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#MyGloriousGardens May Link Party

And then it was May….how did that happen?? Welcome to the #MyGloriousGardens May link party! A place to link blog posts about your garden, a garden you have visited, garden tips and advice or, an outdoor experience that you would like to share with the world. Link parties are great for meeting new bloggers, gaining new readers and putting your blog post out there to be enjoyed by others.

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6 on Saturday: it’s all about growth!

Here is my latest 6 on Saturday post. If you would like to join in with this meme do check out The propagators blog to find out more.

This week the Old House garden has noticeably grown with all the rain we have had here in Wiltshire. After the hot, sunny weather of last weekend, this cold weather has been a shock! I’m back in my coat and boots! Ah well, the joys of spring in the U.K. The garden has obviously enjoyed it.

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My Glorious Gardens April Linky Round Up Post

Here is the April #MyGloriousGardens Round up post! Hasn’t the weather been strange? One minute it’s boiling hot and the next, freezing cold here in Wiltshire. My garden is confused and so am I!
Anyway, we had 16 linkers in April with some lovely posts. I’m afraid a couple of links led nowhere so I can’t comment on these or read them. Thank you to everyone for taking part and for continuing to grow this garden linky party. As always, I share your posts on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon so I hope that you have new readers finding your blogs. If you haven’t yet commented on any posts, please do that so that everyone who links up gets some comments.

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