OK, let’s see how this goes:)

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[membership]Welcome to Toolkit [/membership]Snippets … #01

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Here’s an idea!

Listen to yourself …
You’re continually reminding and telling your children what to do next. This happens in a variety of contexts (home, classroom, small group, playground, sports club). Sometimes you even catch yourself sounding like a nag! But you don’t want to be. You wish there was a simple trick to stop this. Maybe there is! Maybe it’s just about learning how to say, “What’s next?”
This puts the responsibility on the child to determine the helpful next step to take in what ever is they are supposed to be doing. If a child doesn’t know what is next, part of the routine is learning to ask! Read more about this in the post: “What’s next?”

About Snippets

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“Truth and grace …
The truth?
Growing great kids is hard work.
The grace?
We are in it together!”
‣‣‣ Phil Day

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Exploring Toolkit as a …

Visitor (Welcome)
Visitors to Toolkit have partial access to only a few of the tools in Toolkit. These include:  


Tool #10 … Good Routines … complete access! Lots of soties and ideas relating to a variety of contexts … all completely free!
Tool #00 … Introduction to Toolkit … some of the ideas behind Toolkit and how it can be used as a program in a variety of contexts.
Tool #01 … Researching answers to your questions … the principles explaining how to get the best out of Toolkit is explained here.
Although visitors to Toolkit won’t be able to comment or add their own stories and ideas, there is plenty to read and think about.
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If you are a subscriber you will have an even greater access to the 3 tools visitors are able to explore (above). Although subscribers still won’t be able to comment or add your own stories and ideas, there is enough extra content to be able to know if Toolkit for growing great kids is for you or not.
Member (Go for it!)
Members of Toolkit, on the other hand, have access to all the tools and are able to comment and contribute their own stories and ideas.

Talk some more soon …

That’s enough of a Snippet from this part of the village* for now. The next snippet will be coming along in a week and will include some stories about what people have said about Toolkit for growing great kids.

Cheers, Toolkit

* African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child

This Snippet is #01 in a series of 4 … you are receiving these introductory weekly Snippets in addition to the regular edition of Toolkit Snippets.