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Partners in Slime. The amount of glue, glitter, pots we also use at home… 😂 I love the Science in Action but the chemicals in some of the crap my daughter uses, eww. And the plastic. On a healthier note. Last night. Creative Cousins decorated gingerbread biscuits. With various e-numbers, sugar and preservatives. They thoroughly enjoyed it. This morning, whilst in Shavassana pose, the puppy found one of their tiny blue smarties abandoned on the floor. She then climbed all over my face and bounced around the house. Currently bundled in her basket. Chocolate is dangerous for dogs eh? Hopefully … Continue reading Today In Streatham
Indulge Your Imagination Do you ever feel hopelessly overwhelmed with the state of the world and wonder how putting out recycling out once a week, eating more lentils and quinoa and using paper straws will make the blind bit of difference? Today my daughter asked me for a cloth carrier bag to go shopping with instead of a plastic one. This could create a small ripple in our local community and even contribute to world plastic reduction! Who knows what a difference our small seemingly pathetic actions can lead to? This is me on the trip with her and her … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at A Time : Indulging Imaginations
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
Family Adventure to Pompeii What’s on your family wish list? This week we enjoyed adventures in Naples. Yesterday was a wonderful trip to Pompeii Mind the bees. Video here Jane x Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Family Adventure to Pompeii
Today we climbed Mount Vesuvius Today we took a train to Ercolo then tourist bus up to Mount Vesuvius, enjoying great views of the city of Naples sprawling below, whilst slightly terrified of the narrow coach turns. The carpark with all the coaches was probably the most dangerous part though. From here, we walked about 15 minutes on a reasonably wide path to the crater rim. It was pretty windy, Ellie’s ears ached from the cold and sand stung our eyes. It was definitely worth it though. We survived the return journey to the station, and from here walked 15 … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Family Adventures in Naples
One day the small things become the big things. Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got To Do With It? Being a parent is the most challenging job any of us will have! This session is designed for curious parents who would like to explore ways they can give their child fresh possibilities to adapt to the challenges of life. In this 3 hour session you will learn ways to – Teach your child how to adapt to frustrating times. Become their life mentor. Help your child’s learning experience to become easier and more effective Become aware which parenting styles get the best for you and your children Elicit calm responses with your child when you have to communicate topics which could be stressful Improve their self esteem Develop enjoyable … Continue reading Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?
Do you feel listening skills have declined and why might this be so? Continue reading Glugs Wine, Listens to Silence
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.