"Mum this is not the safety door, I cannot get out of the car" My 6 year old had learnt road safety the previous day in class and I had attempted to get her out of the rear drivers side door. I had always where possible got the kids out on the passenger side door but… Continue reading Leading By Example
Tonight I sit in an empty house. I keep thinking I can hear my 3 year old calling out to me from his bed, but he isn’t there. None of my kids are here tonight. It is their first sleep over with their Dad since he moved out. I feel conflicted. To be honest I… Continue reading To New Horizons.
"That is not how a good Mum behaves" my 7 year old daughter screamed at me tonight. She had once again gotten distracted on her way to get ready for bed and was trying to show me how she 'found' her music book in its rightful home (after I located it while she was at… Continue reading None Of Us Are Perfect!
To My Dearest Princess, 7 Years ago you change my life. You brought Love, light and laughter, chaos, craziness and confusion, and I would not have it any other way. The moment I laid eyes on you I knew that I would do anything for you, I knew that without thought for myself I would… Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter
With Mothers day fast approaching I have been reflecting on my own Mother. As a child our Parents are often seen as holders of all knowledge, and I adored my Mum and all that she did for me. Unknowingly by watching her I was constructing my perceptions of how a Mum should be, and she… Continue reading Reflections of My Mum.
When I feel overwhelmed I ALWAYS go straight to blame, which results in Anger/frustration. I am great at blaming myself- the old "I should not have done that". I am pretty good at blaming the kids too the "They should know better by now". The result of both of these is that I yell at the kids and I feel like crap, so I yell at the kids again, so I feel worse. It really is a vicious cycle.
This week we jump into experiential learning, putting it into practice. The brain learns through what it 'hears', what it 'sees' and most importantly by what it does so it really is key to do the homework and apply the lessons.