Back to School

So today, after 6 weeks, after 42 days my children have returned to school. I’m not one of those parents who celebrate their children returning to school or jump around the house with joy. I’m actually a parent who loves her children being around. Don’t get me wrong it’s not been all plain sailing. We’ve had bad days, strops, arguments, bored days, all the usual things our children bring. But all these moments have been with me and the good moments far outweigh the bad ones. 

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How I encourage my children to open up about their day

Do you find it hard to get your children to talk about their day? Find out how I have got my children to open up about their day at school.

“What have you been up to today?”

“Nothing”

Does this sound familiar to you? It’s the usual reply I get from my children at the school gate. That or “it was boring”, “not a lot” the list of non committal answers is endless! I, as you do, know that these answers aren’t true. You also know yourself how you feel when you’ve finished a day at work, you don’t want to be bombarded with questions.

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Sadness and smiles

Today I attended the funeral of my Great Uncle. He was my wonderful Nan’s younger brother by 14 years and my Great Aunts twin. They now are the only surviving two of six children. Very sadly one of their other brothers only died 3 months ago. So today brought back many emotions which are still so very raw.

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