Why Sketching Builds Resilience What do you remember doing as a child and not really appreciating at the time, and has this influenced you now? Is Outcome Always A Priority? During half term 2015, my husband Paul was away with work in Syria, so as often happens in the holidays, I drove the kids up North to visit their older and younger cousins and spend time with my lovely sister in law, Auntie Sally, two mums working together is always so much easier than one eh. On this occasion we met at one of our favourite bolt holes in the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Why Sketching Builds Resilience
One day the small things become the big things. Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
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.
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?
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
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.