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How to Recharge & Refuel to Keep the Petrol Tank Full

Bula! Do you love holidays as much as I do? Sand between the toes, skiing down mountains, getting that special massage, eating out and watching amazing sunsets….! As a parent and owner of my own business, rather than view them as holidays, they’re more like a change of scenery. I realised that very early on…

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The Power of Language when communicating with Kids

A while back as we were heading out the gate for school drop, I clearly remember my other half, yelling across the back fence as we were piling into the car, “Henry, good luck with your test today. Don’t be scared!” My stomach dropped and I took a very deep breath. As we got into…

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A Helping Hand with Creating Confident Kids

Last night as we snuggled in bed, she whispered quietly about how the kids were excluding her from the game, shoving her out of the circle and oh it broke my heart. My own childhood memories came flashing back, I wanted to rush into that school yard and sort things out, but alas no, that’s…

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Is it time to Reset or Refresh Your Boundaries

Imagine if you built a new house. You created this gorgeous home, yours. Would you build a fence? Would you create a garden path? Would you make sure the house had a front door on it? Or would you leave your house open… for anyone to walk in, YELL and SCREAM, make a mess, crash…

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School Mornings have a Long Lasting Impact

Last week, we looked at the 5 Top Tips for making school mornings amazing! Trust they were useful. And what if… it was about so much more than that?! Working with adults as a Leadership Facilitator helping business owners create high-performing teams, there are some surprising commonalities. And guess what? It all starts in the formative years.…

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No Magical Shortcuts to School Morning Routines

A distraught parent asked me yesterday…. what to do about their morning routine or lack of it? “We’re all over the shop” she said with tears in her eyes. “I always end up screaming at the kids. We’re constantly running late. Or otherwise I feel like I have to be the Sargent Major to get…

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The 3 Most Important Questions for School Morning Routine

Today, we’re going to have a quick chat about the 3 Most Important Questions you need to be asking your child before school. Let me set the scene…. These questions are to be used after a morning hug, snuggletime and chit-chat. These questions assume you have already got or established a ‘morning routine’ with your…

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What do when your child isn’t bounding out of bed?

What to do with a Morgan Muffel?   As school has kicked back in, how many of you had to deal with a Morganmuffel? This was my favourite word, when I started learning German many years ago. It describes someone who is in a bad mood and doesn’t want to get out of bed.  …

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The Littlest Things

Do you know what the littlest things are that make the biggest difference in your household? In ours, it is routine, teamwork and responsibility. This picture has become the ‘norm’ now. Henry has been hand-making his bed, by himself, every day for the last few months. I hear you laugh, it might seem like a…

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Tip 1 – Your Emotional Journey

How was your morning this morning? Was it stress free? Did you get out of the house on time? Did you make it through without losing your sh$%?? If you did – fantastic. If you didn’t, then welcome to my world. When Henry started school… it was mayhem, crying, tears, tantrum, forgotten hats, late… oh…

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