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International Children’s Day

International Children’s Day

Although throughout the world this day varies in dates and traditions, the ultimate practice is to celebrate togetherness, awareness amongst children worldwide and improving children’s welfare.

This is to ensure that children can grow into happy health adults.

 “While we try to teach our children all about life, children teach us what life is all about”.

– Angela Scwindt

Children are THE greatest gift and most treasured passions on earth.

Children are innocent and it is up to us as parents/guardians to promote and grow their individuality.

There are no barriers, yes there are obstacles if you have children with extra special care needs but we as adults have the ability and the strength to overcome these for their sakes and give them the best out of this world.

“What is a home without children – Quiet” – Henny Youngman

We all know the feeling of the house when the children are absent, be it that they are at school or with parents so we can have that much anticipated rest.

We all know that within a short while the house feels empty, shallow and just not quite right.  We start to clock watch and wonder about what they are doing and how they are enjoying themselves.

My son went on his first residential trip in March for 2 nights and my house was not a home because he was absent.

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today”           – Stacia Tauscher

This quote particularly made me think and saddened me slightly.

As a SEN mum I find myself always worrying about what my son will achieve one day, about how he will cope with the next school year and then the transition to high school – puberty &ndndash; adulthood!

And I am guilty of almost dismissing what we are achieving in the now, the milestones he gets through every single day that he’s growing before my eyes.

“You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have for instance”

– Franklin P Jones

How many times have you thought or even lashed out that you are at the end of your tether, that you have had enough and can’t take much more of this.

Children are full of mischief and it is this quality that is endearing but also shows that they are learning and growing into their own mini characters.......... or carbon copies of ourselves.

Their biggest lesson to us is that of patience because once they are in bed and the house is calm, we forget everything ready to do it all the next day.


“Children are like wet cement.  Whatever falls on them makes an impression” – Dr Haim Ginott

There is so much truth in this quote, children are like sponges and they soak up all the information around them be it good or bad so it is again our hardest challenge that the impressions we make are the best to mould them into decent human beings – our future generation that we can be proud of.

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My Big Fat Greek Family – we love our food and love each other even more. We're a like liquorice allsorts, all a bit different. I’m a full time working mum and married my best friend Jay. I thought my life was great until I became a mum and then realised it was complete. A few of our family allsorts may seem broken – they are not, they are just a bit different!

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