Positive Parenting

As a parent and an educator I am always looking for ways to help my kidlets in a positive way. The school I work at, and our kiddies attend, subscribe to Parenting Ideas and it is well worth it. We often include articles from this into the school newsletter, when needed. This week there were two that I thought were well worth sharing. Our students at school do not seem to have an understanding of the difference between bullying and teasing, or once of actions. There is a huge difference so we included this article. The articles are large in size as they are saved as pictures, not PDFs.

Friendship requires skills and the following article was one in a line of information snippets from our school Psychologist.

 

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Happy reading. I highly suggest looking into Parenting Ideas.

 

Paula 🙂

Morning Routines

As I get myself organised to keep on top of things, I also need to get the kidlets organised. School can be such a busy time and mornings can be particularly hectic. Having a routine that the kids can follow themselves can help a great deal. Last year each of our children had their own. They followed it and moved a chosen magnet down each step as it was completed. I think they have moved on from that so there will be just one this year. I will place it onto a clip board and hang this in a central location outside their bedrooms.

Below is the one I have created for you to download for free. It makes things so much smoother. There is another week before the kids start school so we will use this week to practice our Morning Routine. For all those who have just started the new school year, or are about to, good luck.

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Back to School Checklist – Before School Starts (Freebie)

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Well are you ready? As mentioned previously, school goes back soon and time can creep up on you. I have created a very general Back to School Checklist for you to download and print off. This is one to use Before the School Year Starts. Once the kidlets start school there is another one that you will need to do to make sure all is organised. As I had one in Kindy when I previously posted this, I have left it in. Kindy will only follow some of the checklist. Let’s get started and be on top of it before the chaos begins.

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Labelling School Clothes and Other Items

This is a repost from again with some changes to keep it updated. Now that I have most of the things the kidlets need for school, the idea of how best to label them has been playing on my mind, again.  There are a variety of ways you can label these days. A few might be:

  • The good old permanent texta
  • Sewing labels onto clothes
  • Iron on labels for clothing
  • Commercially bought, commercially designed labels
  • Your own designs made up and printed out on the home computer

I am going with the commercially self designed and ordered kind. I sat down with each of the kidlets and they chose their design. It was great to see their eyes light up when choosing the design and colour. This year we went with a company called Tiny Me. They had a great special. Gabby chose the Woodland Creatures and Rogan went with Transport.

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Below are a couple of other links to help you get started.

www.stuckonyou.com.au

http://www.brightstarkids.com.au

http://www.identikid.com.au

http://www.mooo.com.au/name-labels

Have fun choosing some exciting designs.

Paula

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