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We all know the feeling right? We pick the kids up from school and eagerly begin asking how their day was anticipating these long detailed responses full of glee and excitement. More often than not, we get, "Fine", "OK", "Boring", "Can't remember". The truth is, our kids have just completed 4 - 7 days of school and guess what, the last thing they want to do is talk about it too! It doesn't mean they aren't happy or enjoying school - it just means they're a bit fed up with it. Start with allowing your child som "me time" so to speak. Time to decompress from all the activities of the day, ideas including picking a snack, a short burst of screen time or playing outside for a bit.
Getting children to talk about school (or other events they participate in away from you) requires being more specific with your questions. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're talking to your child about school:
If you're off home or to some exotic location these holidays and flying with your children, you'll know that planning is key! Here are some tips courtesy of Parents.com to get you started!
Before the Trip:
• Double-check the flight schedule. Check with the airline 24 hours in advance to make sure your departure and return times haven't changed. Sign up online for e-mail, and cell phone alerts in case there is a last-minute change.
Today Alex went to her very first ballet class :) We tried out the Creative Movement class from the Emirates School of Ballet at the lovely Bodytree Studio and my little ballerina had a wonderful time. The class for 3-4 year olds is just half an hour long which is perfect for beginners; the girls looked so beautiful in their little outfits and loved showing us mums what they'd learnt at the end of the class.