Shrove Tuesday – Do you give a Toss?

  A Message for my daughter and maybe yours too? What is Shrove Tuesday? Going through this week’s calendar and getting organised, I note it’s pancake day on Tuesday. I’ve taught the meaning of this to kids over the years in different schools, and remember that the word  shrove is linked to being shriven from sin. In past times there was a call to confession with the pancake bell. Fasting Some research suggests that people used up their store cupboard ingredients in the pancakes,  so they were eaten before the 40 fasting period of Lent. Other reading points to the ingredients … Continue reading Shrove Tuesday – Do you give a Toss?

Vampire Avatars

A Meeting With Maurice Yesterday, I had tea with my friend Maurice, who I met via my friend Keith Grover at one of his raucous My Team afternoons.  Maurice, is a man of many talents and he shared some ideas with me, including how to get rid of an energy sucking vampire avatar, however this isn’t what this blog is about. Rather it’s a blog on connecting and communicating through word play, and through play we help to banish our demons. Maurice’s fascinating portfolio includes the writing of a book on Haikus.  With 20 years in teaching,  I have taught these to children many … Continue reading Vampire Avatars

A Bored Book.

A ‘Bored’ Book How many times a day do your children tell you they are bored? Maybe you have children who can easily entertain themselves, and spend the day just making, creating and playing, I’d really love to hear from you for this idea. I notice that if kids are on their computers, tablets, phones, PS4s etc they never seem to tire.  It’s when they come off them that they find it hard to transition from this over stimulated time to a space where they now have to do something ‘boring’ instead. Screens produce an experience we can’t recreate I read … Continue reading A Bored Book.

What did you have for lunch, who did you play with?

Did you eat all your peas and carrots… Would you like your child to speak to you more and share their feelings openly and freely with you without asking? Read on as this will help. Scenario 1 – you greet your child after a busy day and ask them all about it – who they played with, what they had for lunch, did they eat all their peas and carrots, what they did in maths, have they got homework and so. You ask them question after question (some parents I spoke to say they question like this because they feel … Continue reading What did you have for lunch, who did you play with?

Movement, Mindfulness & Mindset Classes for Kids

Classes specifically for your child – How would it feel to have a relaxed, happy and confident child – what would that mean to you as a parent? I run a weekday class in Guildford and Saturday workshops across Surrey and help your child to – Discover ways to overcome fears and anxiety Problem solve on their own, learning from their mistakes Think more independently Develop a ‘can do’ attitude Make friends and keep friends Create a ‘growth’ mindset and optimism These relaxed, fun and playful Tuesday Sessions are for young people aged 6 to teen. Run over 4 weeks. … Continue reading Movement, Mindfulness & Mindset Classes for Kids

BE_say-do_HAVE

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Behave yourselves (Its all a question of imagination) Behave yourselves and do what you are told! As a child you may had heard that at school or home or both. I am finding more and more that I am using the ‘BeSayDoHave’ model on clients, and friends, who are stopped or confused about where they are in their lives. That seems to be the common theme in life right now OR it just occurs to me that way. There is a certain directionless in people’s lives. I think because they are buying into… Continue reading BE_say-do_HAVE