Overnight soaked Breakfast

Here you’ll find a quick make ahead breakfast; for you, and for the whole family! without further talking:

1-Oats

2-Almond Milk/coconut/cow milk

3- Honey

4-cinammon Powder

5- Chia seeds/ flaxseeds

5- dried berries (cranberry/blueberry/gogiberry..)/ raisins/sweet dates

7- Pistachio/ walnut/ almonds (raw)

8- vanilla paste

Just mix all of the above or some or few to your taste

Save in a jar/glass tupperware and eat it in the morning or the morning after.

Bon appétit / صحتين

They Get Mad!

Lately i was encountered with a lot of anger from my eldest son. Some unexplained tantrums he throws although he turned 8 now and he has been since his birth the reflection of calmness, quietness and happy person. I was not prepared for a change in this attitude being the resilient he is. It happens that i underestimated some major changes in his life. After growing up with his brother of one year difference so smoothly, the thought did not cross my mind that having a little sister could change something in his Brain chemistry. 

After digging, researching, observing his attitudes, my reactions, his questions and most of all his change of behavior; i decided to shed some light on Children’s Anger!

Yes! a child can be Angry just like a growing up! 

No, being angry at them or for them does not help! It is Not Personal at all. 

Let me state few of the reasons that could aggravate a child or make him snap:

Disappointment:

A child cannot understand or express this kind of feeling, if he messes up or you mess up as a parent with him; he will have many reactions,one of them among others can be anger.

Guilt:

When a child does something wrong, or an idea that bothers him crosses his mind; he will snap trying what he knows best to make the feeling go away! He screaaaams!

Jealousy:

Not to say More! have you ever had this feeling! Did you feel a sibling if favored? or a colleague is promoted when you should be! Where you in need of attention when some one else just took the credit by adding only the joke factor! Yep they feel it tooo!

The reaction: Mad! mad! SAD

Stress:

Don’t be shocked! Nowadays, kids get stressed easily!Whether the reason is rivalry (friends,siblings, friends of friends…); or the  FOMO factor(fear of missing out) ; owning the latest trend, getting the higher grades, being in the spot/not being in the spot enough…and the list goes on!

Sadness/Anxiety: 

Sometimes, just as us Adults, kids experience some negative thoughts, a fear of losing a parent! A lack of recognition or too much appreciation at some point that may be reduced due to parents personal reasons or state of mind. The responsibility that may lay on kids shoulders without you asking or advising (first born responsibility/middle child complex/ last born spoiling)! These can be applied on any of the kids , it doesn’t have to be in particular by this order… These are personal expectations that are not met, It could also be poor boundaries or rules set tot he kids; Lack of parents time.

Embarrassment/Frustration:

Do you kiss them good bye in front of the school door?

Do you share their stories with some other persons ( even if they are a family member)?!

Do you answer them with other than wanted to their questions?

 

 

Bottom Line:  When our own hurt, grief, fear, disappointment, embarrassment, Jealousy, stress ,frustration and many of these negative feelings combine in our system or only one take over, we tend to React; to lose a nerve, to cry, to scream, to shout, to withdraw… As it is  NORMAL feeling we, Adults, deal with! it should also be a normal feeling for kids to acknowledge. This anger should be accepted in a certain ways by parents who should empathize with their kids in order to find a solution, and teach them a”mindful” way to overcome and walk through this process.

A good answer to Anger is to communicate, but first agree with your child on a calming sanctuary ( a special place for him to calm down); there should be no punishment for this act (not applicable when the child hurts himself or someone). The special place/thing/book/notebook/retreat, should be agreed in a moment of quietness.

Last but not least! Hug them as tight as you can!

Play Charades with them, imitate them when they are angry… let them see themselves in a fun frame.

Laugh it Out!

 

A Mother’s Love 

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Unlimited Giving
A mother’s love shines so bright

It comes out of her children’s eyes
Her soft touches reverse the pain

Soothe anxiety and wipe our drain
A mother Breathe is but a prayer 

It circles us with strength and builds fortress in the air 
The look her eyes folds, is pure admiration 

Making every day oneself celebration 
The effect of her hug lasts for a While

Even when you are out there wondering in the wild!

To recall her wrap brings out feeling of security

No matter how long might be the obscurity!
Tireless is a mother’s love 
Regardless our age she is always a Dove

Brings out inner peace and showers of blessings from Above
A mother’s love has no limit 

She gives so much and takes only a little
She cries a river if we drop a tear

She lifts a rock when we are in Fear

She bursts in laughter just for a cheer  

Women

A baby; a girl; a young lady; a wife; a mother; a grand mother… A Woman; A Female …

We are all these throughout our journey; we become what we choose; we thrive to who we’d like to be… We are half of the world; we are half of humanity… We are in control! We take control! 

We manage; we juggle…

 We dance; we fight! 

We run; we model! 

We cook; we fly! 

We write; we read 

We light; we shine… 

Our strength is our weakness; we have the heart to stand; to speak… We chose to silent; to hold on Tight… 

My message To you is for you to love:

Your you; 

Your heart; your mind; your shape and your height. The weight you carry throughout the life is How worried you were; or the nine month you’ve passed… How long you had to push; how long you had to fight… to bring a miracle; your miracle of life…

To build that house; to make them Proud… Your children as a part but Your family ad a start… 

To chase a memory and future it as a present. 

To live in that house; to bring up young souls…

You are a woman; as strong as leather.

YOU are a woman as soft as a feather… 

Together we stand; together we rise… Apart we are only devil in disguise. 

To All of you women; 

Let’s raise a Glass;

A PRAYER to empower;

 a lullaby of a mass. 

Batoul-A 

Do Good Feel Good

Children’s Day is around the corner. Children Are the future of a nation; they are the hope to humanity; they are these little minds we try to give our best; we try to fulfill our dreams through them. CHILDREN are mirrors of situations; they are born in families; surroundings; countries; colors and shapes And mindset they don’t choose to be in. 

Children often express their feelings towards everything in different ways using different methods. 

Children are these little humans we see wonderful. THEY AMAZE us in every thing they do. 

Their inner goodness and pure hearts teach us every day a lesson. Their wise reactions to some situations make us feel small; little. 

I call on you; every parent and ask you to nurture their goodness seeds. It is there; we should not prepare them for the cruel world; we should show them the Change we want to see in this cruel world. To be caring; sensitive and sympathise with others is not weakness no matter the gender; the shape; the color; the race; the age…  

My kids and I have the habit to do twice a year a clean up to their room. We pick up toys in great conditions and wrap them to give away to centres; mosques; churches; for these to reach a needy family. We wanted to share with you what a project we cannot fulfill without your help.

When we count our endless blessings; we start noticing the suffering of others. 

Above all; we are thankful for our Health… Health is the wealthiest Wealth!

That being said; kids Planet magazine is calling on Parents and their children to participate in a fundraising that goes to Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE

This organisation  which you can find their profile in the above and below link; is a registered organisation in UAE which grant through fundraising and good people will; a wish to a child with a life threatening illness.

The idea is for kids to pitch in in this fundraising with their own pocket money; every participating child will have his name written on the wall and the amount he pitched in with. 

The Whole process is very transparent; and when the amount we are looking for is raised; Kidsplanet and Make a wish will throw a small ceremony to celebrate the child and give him/her their wish. 

As mentioned in the flyer; the amount will not exceed 30 dhs; to make it affordable for kids to share their money.
Please Spread the word. 

Please follow the link to know More about Make-A-Wish Foundation® UAE

Make A Wish UAE Profile

Mama

Mama do you love me ?

Asks a child 

Her Answer is “of Course”

With a big Smile

I love you more with every breathe

You are my pride

You are my wealth

I love you No matter what

Even when you cry

I love you to the moon 

Back and forth I will fly!

For you I will be strong 

And sing your name like a song

Like the birds whistle

I will say my prayer

For the Heaven protects you 

And showers blessings upon you

No Matter how naughty you try to be 

I love you for always and eternally

I show you how strong you can be 

when you feel weak there is always a key

I will buzz strength secrets like a busy bee 

I will hold your hand tight so you do not fall on your knees 

I will show you how tall your stand can be 

And that there are no limits for your dreams 

I will blow kisses in the air to be at your reach

You can grab one whenever you need

I will write you notes and set them free

As one day, you might cross them in a madness spree

Mama I love you 

The child said

Gave her a hug, and moved ahead.

Trust your gut she said; Good Luck

Spread Your wings, Never Holdback

Batoul A

Kids Planet

MAGICAL “Orange Wheels”

http://www.orangewheels.com

Oh Dear!

I Spent 2 full Hours in a kids playarea and I did not want to leave!

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Did you visit Orange Wheels in Wahda mall, Abu dhabi yet?

It is the most vibrant place to be in!

The play area is stretched in a categorized sections with ease access and inviting ambiance.

“Orange Wheels was created with various FUN ZONES — playgrounds, climbing walls, a toddler village, arts & crafts studio, salon & spa, an organic cafe, gym and small shop — Hooray for play”

It is sectioned into 7 areas:

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Youngsters area or Fortress as my kids like to call it! Long Slides; wide sliding tunnels, 3 mini trans booths (kids adored)

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City most visited places: airplane mock-up; a bus station; a cozy library; a market of fruits and veggies with trolleys; a role playing dress up room…

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Right Across is the “Parents Gem”; a well placed; comfortably seated cafè! YES you can enjoy your coffee, tea, juice, cakes popcorn and More in there! And Oh! Most of these are organic products! GUILT-FREE

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A huge section for Art, handcrafts, coloring, painting, play dough!

A long Stretched hallway; where you’ll find wp-image-1758100790jpg.jpg

A beautiful kids beauty salon

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2 party rooms

A lounge room for staff

Wide Toilets area for Boys and another One for Girls; each area has 6 toilets booths; baby changing tops! TOILETS ARE SPOTLESS!

A wide; big very safe Gym Area for kids to jump; create their own obstacles and enjoy a mini wall climbing, mini trampoline and more…

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The colors and the spotless clean aspect of this MAGICAL play area is very impressive! Really! Impressive!

The stretched out perfectly sectioned distribution of areas makes it smooth and easy to troll and scroll kids Wheels!

Last but not Least!

The STAFF! The reception, party coordinator, marketing director… the Marshals, the Playmates…. What a brilliant, vibrant Staff!

They Love what they do, they are smiley, helpful, cheerful, they get engaged with kids… They call them by their names, they run and jump and play around with them!

The Playmates are kids at heart!

And the Best part is DANCING TIME!

All the Staff get engaged in a Dance routine!

I danced with them myself!

Kids were lined up DANCING to the beats and copying their moves! Lined- UP literally, my kids who are relatively shy to dance and sing in public, actually danced and sang in the high Booths!

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All I could think of is: Wow they even encourage kids self esteem and sociable skills.

Orange Wheels is a big heart Community! Warm welcoming environment and parents Friendly place!

They offer many services starting of the ritual Different birthday packages, to early morning classes and afternoon schedules!

A Must-Visit Gem!

An experience Parents and Kids will definitely enjoy!