08 Jan

A Different Way Forward for Family Calm for January

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Are you looking for a different way forward for family calm? To do things differently? Keeping it simple?

After a holiday there are always two issues – one is the thought of how to do things different or calmer in the next school holiday and the second is how to improve daily life to make it more balanced, calm and flow with positive ease.

Holidays are stressful, the Christmas one in particular – stress over what gifts, expectations, money, food, relatives, finance, how to fill the holidays and entertain the little ones. It’s almost a game of survival rather than  enjoyment sometimes.

What if you could do things differently – add one additional aspect to your family’s routine. In fact do one thing as your child sleeps to support their mindset and help resolve “issues” which affect them and the whole family. Read More

21 Dec

Top Things to do for Calm on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve must be the hardest night for kids to go to sleep. So excited about the prospect of presents balanced with worried about what they will get or not get….

We have two extremes one child who loves all things exciting about Christmas – Elves, cards, crafts, stories, singing carols, school performances and the excitement of Christmas Eve.

We also have a child who finds it overwhelming, where the prospect of waiting is too much and wants to go to sleep for a week and wake up on Christmas morning, who made us send a playful elf back to Santa, who doesn’t like Santa in the house (and stocking has to be left outside his door).

Two extremes  – and balancing these very different needs takes a careful balancing act and compromises.

So I thought I’d share the Christmas Eve Tools from my book “Christmas Calm”: Read More

04 Dec

Day 4 of Advent – 4th December

Today is the 4th day of December. Is your tree up? Decorations? Have you got a tin of  chocolates and are they open yet! We’ve got through so many chocolate oranges so far – it’s the one chocolate that the whole family loves (unfortunately).

Remember its not too late to order a book from Amazon – if you do then please message me and I’ll share a few extra days with you to tide you over until you get your delivery! Read More

02 Dec

Day 2 of Advent – December 2nd

Here we are on day two – here is the daily information on

Advent Countdown

DAY TWO

Indoor Activity – Letter Santa

  • Letters have to be with Santa by the 8th Of December in order to get a free reply
  • Make sure your address and child’s name is clearly written.
  • Ensure address is clear on envelope and stamped
  • Remember to post the letter so it arrives before the 8th December
  • You will receive a free reply from the man himself

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01 Dec

1st Day of Advent – Tips for Calm

If you follow me on Facebook you’ll know I’ve written a book called “Balance and Calm Toolkit for Christmas Calm”.

So I thought I’d share day 1 for you – in case your book hasn’t been delivered 🙂

Advent Countdown Day 1

 

 

Indoor Activity

 

Baking and Decorating Cookies

 

This is a quick recipe to make biscuits which can be decorated with either icing tubes or plain water icing with sprinkles. Let your little one help with weighing and tickling the butter into the flour

 

Measure out with your little one:

 

Fridge Cookies: makes approx. 50

 

–  250g plain flour

–  1 teaspoon baking powder

–  125g butter (cut into small cubes)

–  175g caster sugar

–  1 beaten egg

–  1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

 

  • Sift flour with the baking powder in to a bowl.
  • Then rub the butter into the flour/ baking powder, so it looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add in sugar
  • Add in beaten egg with vanilla extract. Then mix to a smooth dough
  • Make the dough into a cylinder shape and wrap in cling film or foil.
  • Chill for 6-8 hours
  • Lightly grease baking sheets
  • Slice into thin discs and bake in a preheated oven at 170°C fan for 10-12 minutes, until golden
  • Cover the dough and store in fridge for another day’s baking

 

When cool you can decorate the biscuits – snowflakes, snowmen, Christmas pudding or presents or anything you love!

 

 

Outdoor Activity

 

Go for a Walk

 

Go for a walk where you can have several options:

 

  • Look for a branchy stick that you could hang homemade decorations on (even spray/paint gold or white)
  • Look for pinecones for another project later in the advent coutdown
  • Create a “can you spot” list before you go for each person to tick off (e.g. fir tree, school road signs, stop sign, bird, robin, dog, cat, bobble hat, person wearing glove). Add in anything you know is likely to be seen.

 

 

Calm Activity

 

Stories

 

  • Collect all your favourite story books and get a blanket for everyone
  • Get all of your Christmas stories (or movies) in one place so you can read them together. Create a story corner in the room or on the sofa
  • Sit and snuggle and read together
  • Maybe have one of the biscuits you decorated earlier J

 

Calm Activity

 

Visualisation

 

  • Have a good shake of your body, arms and legs whilst standing up.
  • Jump up and down to release any surplus energy
  • Lie down together on your back (so they can copy you)
  • Use a blanket if you want to, to be super warm and cosy
  • Wiggle fingers and toes
  • Take a deep breath in and out to relax. Notice how your tummy rises and falls with each breath
  • Close your eyes and imagine the bed/sofa you are lying on is hot toast and you are butter
  • Imagine that you are melting into the bed/sofa as you relax
  • Can you feel your legs melting and your back becoming part of the bed/sofa?
  • Feel the warmth of the toast warming your head and neck and arms, as they relax more and more
  • When you are ready open eyes and wiggle your fingers, toes and nose
  • How did your body feel? Nice and warm and relaxed?

 

 

Gratitude Exercise

 

Each day spend a few minutes with your child and share something that you are grateful, glad about, enjoyed during that day. Try and share 3 things each. It can be cuddles, activity, food and more. Simple things are perfect – doesn’t have to be seeing Santa or buying a present.

 

Today I am grateful for….

Today I am glad about …

 

 

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24 Nov

Need to Organise Some Christmas Calm

Is December approaching too quickly?

Kids counting down to the advent calendar?

The “should’s” building up and mild panic coming in?

Wondering what you’ll do to keep the kids amused or CALM through December

I have a little something for you – The Balance and Calm Toolkit for Christmas Calm Action Pack Read More

10 Nov

Join the Create Family Calm before Christmas to Make a Calmer Christmas

Are you ready to make positive changes in your family to bring more balance, calm and happiness?

Want to learn some quick simple daily tools to make a positive difference?

Did you know SleepTalk(TM) can often have positive behavioural changes in 6-8 weeks?

There’s time to make a difference in 2017 still! So you can start 2018 on a positive family space, even with Christmas and school holidays!

How? Join the Create Family Calm Program! Read More