Category Archives: Starting School

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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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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#7day challenge

Choose your favourite card from the School’s Coming Routine Kit card pack and tell us why it’s your fave. There are 46 cards in the pack and each play an important role in helping kids prepare for school. The cards are an important source of conversation and discussion for parents about routine, responsibility and teamwork.…

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Will it work?

Will it or won’t it work? Some days it does and some days it doesn’t and other days it’s a bit messy. I truly believe though in never giving up no matter how tough, messy or ugly it gets. When it comes to parenting and being the best parent I can possibly be, I’m committed,…

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Too Black or White?

  When we’re being too black or white, we’re only looking at something from one perspective, or another. We’re limiting our field of vision, our perspective and our choices. If we think of something as only good or bad, black or white, right or wrong – there is no choice. It helps to start thinking…

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Protection?

  When they’re little we are their protectors constantly watching, supervising and keeping them safe. Once they go to daycare or pre-school, we hand over some of that sense of responsibility. With the next step transitioning to school it becomes more amplified, because with the school yard comes new challenges. As our child is growing,…

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