The Mindstretchers Academy Blog — values

TRANSITIONS - CREATING A PROCESS RATHER THAN AN EVENT

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TRANSITIONS - CREATING A PROCESS RATHER THAN AN EVENT

Children are constantly involved in transitions that involve a change of thinking or behaviour. Adults often do not even give them a passing thought until a child shows they cannot cope, we look at the large transitions from home to centre, from centres to schools as being worthy of note. All the work we do is about developing in children the skills, attitudes and knowledge they need to make sense of the world. Taking children through the small changes, builds up to an understanding and preparation for change. Children can then develop the inner resilience to meet new challenges, wherever...

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L.O.V.E - LIVING OUR VALUES AND ETHICS - THANKS TO MONSOON!

Posted by Claire Warden on

L.O.V.E - LIVING OUR VALUES AND ETHICS - THANKS TO MONSOON!

Some time ago I was buying a particular piece of clothing and I looked at the tag label to see the new abbreviation that Monsoon had adopted to demonstrate the value base of a range of clothing. I started to ponder the way we live our values and ethics in the way we engage with people, and the way we work with children and our families and friends. My values guide everything I do, they are the framework that allows me to be authentic to what I am as a human being. They allow me to consider the way I...

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