On day one of lock down I don’t think I’m the only one to realise that this will, at times, feel like an eternity and that it’s definitely going to be a game changer.
These are uncharted waters and trying to keep the home ship afloat as per usual isn’t going to be easy.
So go gently on yourself, keep things simple, keep things kind.
Needless to say you have all always been super mums!
Now you can officially add a new job title to your list of amazing talents, a super teacher.
Unbeknownst to you, you’ve all magically transformed into super sonic mums overnight!
It’s going to be tough. Homeschooling, doing your own work, cooking meals, washing, cleaning, shopping and keeping calm all at the same time requires patience, kindness and a whole lot of love.
I believe kindness is going to be the key to navigating some of the stormy waters ahead.
Therefore why not add to your schools timetable this week a family kindness activity?
Hopefully the following simple and easy exercise can act as a beacon, shining a little light and reminding us all what really matters right now.
Make a Kindness Collage
A simple whole family activity to encourage kindness.
First, have a conversation about what kindness looks like to all the different members of your family.
- What does kindness look like to you?
- How would you show kindness to another?
- Offering to help without being asked.
- Being made a cup of tea/making a cup of tea for others.
- Keeping shared living spaces tidy.
- A smile and a cheery good morning.
- Being listened to/listening.
Allow time for everyone to properly mull this over and then all share your thoughts in an open and honest conversation. This could be very revealing!
Finally, make the collage together and enjoy the process.
To all you Super Sonic Mums, I hope this is helpful.