Sticks and Stones 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 … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones
A family trip the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : A Family Visit to Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery
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.
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
A Random Diablog – Family Connection Cast your thoughts back to your day. When during the day did you fully engage and connect with your child(ren)? Just Got To Finish This… Like all kids, my kids are busy, they play out with other kids, watch TV, get absorbed in a book or nerf game, or quite often are on their screens for their ‘screen time‘. When they take a break from what they are doing, chances are we are distracted on a screen too or absorbed by a household task, or our minds are elsewhere. The children might strike up … Continue reading Lost Connection
My son noticed these Along the road as I drove I was too busy in my head ‘Look mum daffodils’ Focused on what was infront And behind Not present He reminded me to be curious Present and playful To notice what was alongside me And oh so special. Continue reading Get Out Your Head
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?