Monday, August 26, 2019

A Mother's Voice

Play With Us Colorful Straw Sorting #Familyinmotion

The best way to get your child to embrace learning is to make it fun. Come and play with us! We want #familyinmotion to be a place where educators, students and parents can join a vigorous conversation about the best ways to educate people, whether children or adults, to motivate them to learn and...

My Child Is My Hero #Familyinmotion

Do you have a child that is into something wayyyyyyy out of your knowledge or comfort zone? I was always a sports person, any sports, lots of sports… my daughter although good at sports too absolutely loves singing. I on the other hand have zero skills in this area my family still mock me about my...

We will survive the crazy days

I just had one of THOSE #supermarket trips you know where you leave feeling like you have ages 10 years and pretty sure everyone in the supermarket thinks you have zero control of your children. Some days you think oh yeah I’m all over this parenting gig and some days you are like how the heck...

How do you cope with a sensitive child?

Do you have a sensitive child? Who is still coming to terms with how to cope with their big emotions? Our 5 year old boy I believe is the sweetest little boy in town.  He is kind, caring and sensitive, which are beautiful traits but are also causing him some strife upon starting school this...

The Real Fiji Exposed…

We went to Fiji, It was a super duper culture shock to little old country bumpkin safe NZ me… The real Fiji is not what I envisioned, it defiantly wasn’t the post card perfect views we all know and see. Seeing the way they live over there (real Fiji not the resorts, the Fiji if...

Creating Independent Children

Do you do everything for your children? I don’t know if it’s the teacher in me or the seeing the state of some of the university student life skills in the past that makes me even more passionate about creating independent humans ready to take on the world and know they can cope and adapt...

#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...
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