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Saturday, June 23, 2018

A Mother's Voice

#SchoolHolidays used to be fun!!!

The #schoolholiday juggling act.... #School holidays used to be a blast (before we bought a business and had to learn how to adult real quick)… before school holidays were a blissful array of waking up late lounging in our PJs for the morning before a quick team talk on what adventure we shall go on...

Constantly living in a state of #guilt

I’m not sure if its just me that is constantly in a state of #guilt? Whether is mum guilt, or wife #guilt? Or working guilt or not working guilt, or I devoured a whole block of chocolate in ten minutes before my kids could see guilt… neither the less there is a lot of guilt. ...

4 Tips for dealing with your child’s moody days

The power of curiosity
Show #understanding Try to be #understanding as they may not know how to tell you how they are feeling but are making it apparent though their behaviour. So try to look beyond the behaviour and stay calm. Make then feel valued and show them you #understand how they are feeling and support them. This can start...

I say sorry to my children, do you?

I say sorry to my children, do you? Sometimes we get grumpy, it just happens… Do you ever just have days where you without a doubt cannot control your grumpiness?? You could have a valid reason or don’t even have a reason to be grumpy which makes you grumpier, the kind of days for some reason there are...

Using teachable moments

The power of using teachable moments in your daily life You can help your child sharpen their observation and thinking and reasoning skills skills as you go about your normal day. For example instead of driving by the construction site by our house and saying "look it's a crane"  you could say something along...

The power of curiosity

The power of curiosity Preschoolers naturally tend to radiate curiosity and continuously question the world. Sadly this quality sometimes starts to disappear as they get older. Sometime the 5000 questions in a day can drive us a little bit loco BUT this curiosity can be a powerful life attribute that we all want to keep ignited in our...

The power of purposeful praise

The power of purposeful praise Praise can be a powerful resource when used in a purposeful way. If #children constantly receive broad praise they will never see areas where they could use #development or motivate themselves to develop. Children also need to learn how to self motivate and accept lack of success so they learn...

The power of reading

Books are open a whole new world of imagination, vocabulary and understanding.   “Reading stimulates the brain to make connections and builds background knowledge about the world,” says Kim Davenport, chief program officer at Jumpstart, a national early-literacy organization. “Reading is the foundation of all learning and will enable a child to absorb and apply...

GETTING MY PRIORITIES IN CHECK

"GETTING MY PRIORITIES IN CHECK" Don’t get me wrong I #LOVE a tidy neat and sparkly home but at the end of the day do you remember what your house looked like as a small child I surely don’t… is it important?? Obviously we need to maintain some kind of cleanliness possibly ensure everyone has undies,...

REALITY OF PARENTING

PARENTING...WELL all good in theory much harder in real life when you are holding down a Self Employed business, have school pickup drop offs, kindergarten pick up drop offs, a husband that study’s full time, dabbling in home businesses, not to mention the VERY neglected house and the biggest mount washmore that you ever...
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