Sticks and Stones Do Hurt Kids

As usual there was an intense amount of work left to cover and no time factored in to create connection. People say, ‘Jane how do you know what to do, what’s it like walking into a class you have never met and teaching them, do they mess about?’ A handwritten 2 page letter was left on the desk informing me of the 12 most troublesome children including: ‘f has ADHD, x, y and z are trying to be the alpha males, s is sooo lazy really stamp on him, t is aggressive, l calls out all the time, s daydreams. … Continue reading Sticks and Stones Do Hurt Kids

What Will You Settle On Today?

What will you settle on today? Some people love being preoccupied with thoughts. Thoughts provide them with constant entertainment, interaction, they believe thinking is important. They are addicted to distraction and fearful of boredom, inner silence, or feeling alone without them. Our minds are often likened to busy monkeys leaping from tree to tree or butterflies fluttering from flower to flower. We are good at multitasking, reacting, and scanning for the pleasant, unpleasant or neutral and choosing all the time between them. Life is fast paced, work is busy, families are doing, schools are cramming… So what can we settle … Continue reading What Will You Settle On Today?

Feeling Frustrated? Get Present

Someone or Something Frustrating You? Repeat this 5 times – ‘The Point of Power is Always in the Present Moment’  I love this and it’s something I say to myself as a ‘reminder’ when something is taking me away from being present.  Just saying it has a calming effect. Extracted from one of my favourite books ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. This photo is my daughter fully present winning a race when we were in Tanzania! Exercise is a great way to get ‘present’ too. Jane Tyson #frustrationexpert #contentedparenting Continue reading Feeling Frustrated? Get Present

Hishy, Hashy, Hoshy

A Random Diablog Laughter, Play and Poetry I am an IamBic Master Practitioner –  IamBe was the goddess of Laughter, Play and Rhyme,  I’ve written about her before here. My Communication and Connection Model is based on these principles with metaphorical flashing!  For may years I have explored the benefits of  ‘play’ in both little and big people and most mornings I set an intention to be playful and to not sweat the small stuff. This week, I found a vintage red suitcase in a skip, I’m often on the look out for them,  it was a bit rusty and tired but it … Continue reading Hishy, Hashy, Hoshy

Whooo Cares

A Random DiaBlog Lessons from a Wise Owl What does it feel like to you when your relationships are in balance, you are relaxed and calm, you have clarity,  focus, confidence, connection and you get thing done efficiently with few power struggles? This weekend I’ve been on a truly special Connected Communications Course created and run by the wonderful and wise Lis Cashin –  2 days with very inspirational women exploring Lis’ R.E.A.L approach. Meditation on an Owl Since I was a young child I’ve been fascinated with Owls, I often hear them and see them and it’s only in the … Continue reading Whooo Cares

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