I’m so excited about all the new energy and opportunities that surround the beginning of a new year. I hope you are too …. because there are so many things that we can do at the beginning of the year that makes a positive impact on our parenting for the next 12 months!
- our attitude
- our routines
- our dreams
- the milestones that are coming
- the decisions we make
It’s all about deciding what is important for you and your family this year and then putting the support in place to help you achieve your Happiness in your Parenting.
I’m still on holiday, still struggling to get my brain into gear first thing in the morning. In the afternoon I’m keen to have a Summer Day Nap, and pretend I’m still at the beach… but in the back of my mind I’m starting to think about school going back. I had a sneaky thought about school uniforms and whether or not the kids would still fit last years stuff this year, or if I need some new stuff. I had the disturbing thought that I wasn’t exactly sure of the date of the first day of school …..
As you can see, and you are also probably fighting it, real life, real routines, beginning of year stuff is starting to crowd in.
And for me it is really important to get my kids started at the beginning of the year in the right way as well … so, this week these are the things that I’m getting sorted:
- do all the kids have ‘working’/ ‘unbroken’ lunchboxes?
- have we got a suitable drinkbottle to take to school?
- does the school uniform fit?
- does everyone have a school hat?
- what state did I leave the school bags in at the end of last year? do we need new ones?
- do we have all the school stationery for the new year?
- when does school actually go back?
It might seem that I’m jumping the gun, and getting back into it too quickly, but trust me, if you KNOW that all this stuff is sorted then you WON’T be that stressed mum, the night before school starts freaking yourself, and your child, out as you suddenly realise you are not organised.