At key times during the year, I take a small pause: at the beginning of the new school year, the calendar year, and around my children’s birthdays.
I use this time to take a very simple five-step review of where each child is, and where they’re heading.
It’s truly one of the best things I do as a parent. It sets me up for an intentional year of parenting, with my child at the centre, and me thoughtfully supporting them.
This simple review has such an impact on my children and our family that I want to share it with you too.
Five simple questions
The questions I ask and the answers you give to them will help you reflect on your child, where they’re at, where they’re heading, and how you can support them to be their best selves.
There’s no expectations in the questions. No scorecard, no exam grade, no-one else we’re measuring them up against. We’re just thinking about our child.
The questions will help you connect with your child, to see things from their perspective, to discover their passions, to appreciate their challenges, and to move forward together as a family team.
And they will give you a clear set of actions that you, your child, and your support team, can put in place over the coming months to nurture your child, and your relationship together.
Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed, unsure what next steps to take, confused by all the options. I know – I feel like this at times too. That’s why I love these five simple questions so much. They cut out all the noise and uncertainty and bring us back to what’s at the centre: our child. And they give us a clear, easy path forward.
Join me – it’s the best thing you’ll do for your child all year
This simple course is available free to all Play Academy members. I’ll guide you through my five simple and powerful questions and we’ll move forward into the next year feeling calm, confident, and clear about how we will connect with, nurture, and support our children.
If you are already a Play Academy member – great! You will find your Take Five questions ready and waiting for you when you log in to your Library on the Play Academy member Site.
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