It’s the 1st month of 2017 and the first month of the year is nearly almost over. It has certainly been a new start to me as I have already started implementing the changes which I stated in my resolutions.
It can be difficult thinking about what to do this year to make it a meaningful year for you. One may have to sit down and focus to be able to come up with something.
For those who are still thinking or muddling over what to do this year here are 20 ideas to make it the best year ever for you.
Make a conscious effort to de-clutter your surroundings.
Visit new places
Make new friends
Re-connect with old friends/ acquaintances
Take up a course
Learn a new language
Re-commit to a exercise regime
Eat clean / healthy
Focus on yourself before others
Learn from the past and DON’T repeat it.
Remove the bad apples and keep the good apples in your life
Stay away from unnecessary drama (from other people)
The 1st Family Feeling Guide by Maree Watkins is a book unlike the normal books that I have read. It goes through the different emotions that a child may experience like – Anger and disappointment and gives suggestions on how he can cope with his feelings.
There are many different feelings that one goes through on a daily basis. These feelings can be very overwhelming for an adult what more for a young child!!
To let the parent/ adult have a better understanding of how they can assist the child in dealing with the emotions they are facing.
The different types of feelings which one may experience are categorized from A to Z . Starting with Anger and ending with Zero Tolerance.
For each feeling there is a story which depicts one or more members of the freaky family in a scenario highlights the given emotion and what they do to resolve the problems they face.
The story is read aloud to the child and questions are asked to create a dialogue with the child to express his feelings. The child has to learn how to express himself so that he will not suffer from repressed feelings which may lead him to feel hopeless and even in the worst case scenario lead to manic depression.
This guide by Watkins shows the reader the importance of teaching the child how to internalize and understand the various different feelings that he may experience. It teaches the child how to think through logically and approach the problem that he has on hand.
By using the members of freaky family Watkins makes it easier the child reading the book with the parents to relate to the emotions associated with the characters inside the book.
It also give the parent the chance to show the child how to deal with each feeling properly by teaching them the coping skills.
Do pick up a copy of the 1st Family Feelings guide to read more about how to deal with the different types of feelings.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are 100% mine.