Colour-Me Choices Posters to help deal with BIG emotions

We’ve all been guilty at some point or another for responding immaturely or unpleasantly when our child has a melt down. When more than one child melts down at the same time… Well… I’m putting my hand up first to say I’ve panicked and reacted terribly. I certainly didn’t model the behavior I aim to teach and I most definitely didn’t keep calm myself.  But now that has changed.

I’m working on a series of posters you can colour in or your child can colour in, featuring the simple yet effective choice wheel. The first I have completed is SAD. Download it here. If I ever get any time I’ll be coloring these all in Photoshop to make them incredibly attractive and mid-feed-scroll-stop-worthy, but until then please enjoy by coloring yourself. Who knows, it may be rather soothing!
I choose to have these on the wall in easy to see places and when my child/ren has a moment we refer to this. Simple. And we get through ok and I hope beyond anything else that she is able to grow her personal toolbox to deal with emotions in a way I never did as a youngster or even young adult.

Enjoy and use as you feel fits in with your family.


Hands up for Colouring Books!

This is just a quick post to let you know what I’ve been up to and to get a show of hands and feedback.

So, in the next week or so I’ll be adding another Choices poster, and the first in a series of comics about exercising at home with kids. Later on there’ll be some info on feeding children, too.

Secondly, I’ve just come back from a week holidaying with my sister and we discussed the (seemingly) sudden rise in popularity of Adults colouring books. Interesting stuff! My theory is that with our lives being so “device-central” these days the colouring books are probably a welcome escape and unconscious meditation choice for those who need some calming of the mind and spirit. Also, they can be fun! I draw and colour with my kids all the time and funnily enough I really notice it if we skip doing that for more than a few days.

I’ve had more than a few people request I create one so I’m hoping to get a show of hands on here of who might be interested and in what themes? I’d appreciate your feedback very much 🙂 just leave a comment below!

I’ll be posting posters soon 😉

See you then!