Can you estimate the percentage of children in the UK who cannot identify an oak leaf? I have been carrying out little surveys in the classes I’ve been teaching. Depending on the intensity of the planning left, it’s always an exciting adventure to have the opportunity to get the kids out of class into nature. The other day I visited a wonderful wildlife garden in a school and the class hadn’t been outside once this term to visit it. Another school has an entire woodland area, and again the kids hadn’t stepped on a single twig. One teacher had been … Continue reading Nature Data Collection
Do your children have a bedtime ritual? Below is a gentle idea to soothe them before bedtime and ease them into sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Simple Bedtime Idea My brother in law responded to my newsletter, ‘Simple Ways To Enhance Children’s Sleep‘ by sending over a beautiful message about his evening wind down routine. This included lighting a candle before he snuggles under his soft covers. I shared his story with my daughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After she’s cleaned her teeth, my daughter lights our little buddha statue, and then settles back for a short and calming foot massage. When she was little … Continue reading Sleep and the benefits of Bedtime Routines for children
A Lesson From the Brownies Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening. Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions – What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? – Friends Games Tablet Donuts ‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’? Because of us They haven’t got time They give up They can’t play, don’t know how to Too old to be chased Worried about falling over We are faster than them and they get … Continue reading Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.
Frustrated with getting your kids to bed? The children are finally in bed – it only takes us an hour of asking them to right? Then they need about 5 wees, decide they are hungry and want to discuss the meaning of life. How about creating such a wonderful nighttime haven for them that they jump into bed willingly and soon after fall asleep? Just imagine having an evening where you weren’t being constantly called back upstairs. Do you feel confident at bedtime? I know very few parents with this wonderful bedtime routine, largely because when I speak to them … Continue reading How I Help My Children Go To Bed
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
Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced. It is very easy to do. The State We Are In Recently I visited a school and Brownie Pack. I shared ideas with the children of ways to create changes of ‘state’ in our minds and bodies and how we get in a state in the first place! Wired Or Tired? I taught them how to create more energy and enthusiasm when they feel tired and ways to be calmer when they feel wired. I was able to demonstrate how self-talk influenced their results. Words they say … Continue reading Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced
Kids spending too much time on screens, overloaded with homework, stressed out over friendships, ignoring your requests to help out around the house repeated Join me at Family Dialogues, monthly meet ups for children, parents and families. Scroll this event for my other meet ups too – Family Dialogues Jane Tyson Continue reading Can We Encourage Our Kids to Be More Responsible?