As a single parent, I do worry about how certain things affect Heidi now she has started school, especially around the fact her mum and dad live separately.
When I was offered the chance to review the “No More Worries Kit”, I jumped at the chance to see if it would help Heidi talk about any things that was on her mind.
The pack contains the following:
- A “no more worries” plaque
- Conversation cards
The plaque is a cool piece of kit where your child puts their thumb on it and it turns red to show that the fairies are listening (I did not verify whether the fairies did listen!). Once it turns green, the fairies have taken the worries away!! It is a really good way of trying to get your child to put aside their worries and stresses of life and keeps alive the magic of fairies! Best of all, it comes with a battery already!!
The journal is designed to allow your child to write down their thoughts and perhaps get an emotional release in that manner. As Heidi is only 4, this didn’t really work for us, but it did work well as an opportunity to draw the fairies which took her worries away!! In truth, the journal is just a nice notepad, but a useful tool nonetheless.
The final part is what I thought was the best part – the conversation cards. Without wanting to give too much away, these are questions that, as parents, we should be asking our child very regularly, such as “What makes you happy?” and “If you could describe how you feel in one word, what would it be?”
The questions are quite simple to ask and answer (Heidi was fine with them) but they promote open answers and hopefully an honest conversation will follow from that. There are about 15 cards in the pack and generally you would only want to go through a couple at a time, so that it doesn’t feel as though you’re bombarding your child with questions. Using the plaque afterwards would be a good way to bring closure to the questioning.
After going through the pack, what did I find out about Heidi and her worries? Well, she seems absolutely fine with mum and dad being separate, and seems really happy with my new girlfriend.
So what did worry Heidi…..?!
Not being able to meet a real, live unicorn, and I am not sure that any type of product is able to make that happen for her!!!
You can buy the “No More Worries Kit” from the Irish Fairy Door Company – https://gb.theirishfairydoorcompany.com
Full Disclaimer: We were offered the product free of charge for the purposes of this post, although no influence has been made to alter the content of the post.
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