My child was a bit over 1 year old, and we had our first parental meeting with the barnehage pedagogical leader, a person with high authority in a Norwegian barnehage. “You child will have great difficulties to learn to speak” she said. I was horrified. I am neither a health personnel nor an expert in child behavior, I am just a mum. She is an … Continue reading Why do kids in Norway get such bad food?
I will not explain here the technicalities of making babies in Norway. That stuff happens here just like everywhere else in the world. However, some other elements are taken into consideration when having babies in this country. 1- Barnehage (Kindergarten) Chinese people all try to have babies during a certain year (of the pig, of the snake or whatever will make the baby rich and … Continue reading The 8 Rules of Raising a Kid in Norway
Illustration: Tori Lind Kjellstad, all rights reserved. Learn pregnant-Norwegian. You learned Norwegian, nynorsk or bokmål, but now that you are pregnant, words you’ve never heard before pop out of nowhere. In my case despite living and working here for 10 years and speaking fluent Norwegian, I had never heard the word bekkenløsning (pelvic pain in English, which in Norwegian is “lose pelvic floor”). I also believed … Continue reading The 10 Golden Rules of Being Pregnant in Norway