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Mindful Parenting - tricks to stay calm, a video with Abie

A few years ago some of our PACT parents did a course called Mindful Parenting. It was all about techniques to cope and remain calm in the face of day to day stresses when looking after our children.

The World of Make Believe

Roleplay is fun and easy to do at home, all you need is a little imagination and you can travel the world or become whoever you want to be. This week PACT parents and volunteers share some of the make-believe activities we have been doing with our kids at home.

Mental Health Awareness: Breathing technique to control our stress and anxiety (en español también)

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and one of our dads Laurie Castelli from our Dadspace group is helping us to learn a brilliant simple breathing technique to de-stress and reduce anxious feelings called 7/11

Daily Routines - do you have one?

Do you have a daily routine? Do you wake up at the same time every day? What about meals, naps and bedtime? Or is every day different?

Family Food Club Online 15th May 2020

This week we are sharing two delicious recipes by two of our PACT mums Mohana and Hayley, we hope you enjoy!

Helping your child understand their feelings

Watch Kathryn talking about how to acknowledge or name your child's feelings.

The Kids Are Taking Over!

This week the kids from PACT’s writing group share their experiences during the lockdown. Whether it's our food, exercise or how we treat others; our children learn by example so it's great for them to see us sharing our feelings, writing and creating. We find that sharing our stories can help to offload some of the worries that weigh us down and maybe we can reach others who are experiencing similar struggles.

Keep reading to see their amazing work!

Family Food Club Online 5th May 2020

Maria suggested this recipe because it is so adaptable to whatever ingredients you have at home and it can be made in the oven or the microwave! (or even on the stove as an ordinary omelet in a pan).

Skittles and fun ideas with empty bottles

Going through my recycling bag trying to get some inspiration to create my next creative blog, I came across a lot of empty bottles! Well, there is an exciting way of using them! Skittles with a difference.

“Where are you from?” Searching for identity in London

Members of PACT’s writing group have explored their experiences of identity as mothers, as Southwark residents and as Londoners, to try and understand the challenges that we all face. Whether it is through language or ethnicity, we all have a need to understand our place within the world.

Painting at home

This week I'm exploring the exciting sensory activity, painting, but not as you know it! Please try this at home and let me know how you get on!