Happiness Day Activities – Choosing Happiness

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What does it mean to be happy?  We talk about the concept all the time.      Is happiness eating the chocolate bar after school or maybe playing at the park with friends?  Or is it cultivating gratefulness and accepting all emotions that will result in lasting happiness. We are often conflicted by the fleeting moments of happiness – the getting what I want when I want it, rather than the concept of seeing happiness as a habit that needs to be developed over time .  Lasting happiness is complicated and doesn’t come with a secret code that if we tap into it we will forever be in a state of happiness. Continue reading “Happiness Day Activities – Choosing Happiness”

What Children Really Need When Starting School

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It’s almost time to start school again in Australia.  If you have a child just about to start school it can be an anxious time for children and parents. I remember Mr. J starting school so vividly and he will be going into his last year of primary school this year.  As a teacher, who has settled lots of parents on their child’s first day of school I felt like I should be all calm and in control.  Obviously, I wasn’t and the feeling of letting go – does fill you with that juxtaposition feeling of elated that your child has reached this milestone but oh, so sad that they are leaving you to join the big wide world.  Two children later and we will be going into years 2, 3 and 6 this year.

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