SAPS 109 – What To Say To Kids When Grandma Dies.

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In this week’s episode

Celebrating the impact of global educationalists at The Nexus Education Blog Awards

What to say when Grandma dies

Plus … 

I am in Conversation with Joel Hawbaker discussing ‘Blended’ families to listen to the full interview, please click the link below:

Sue in Conversation with Joel Hawbaker



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Joel’s Books

 (Extra)Ordinary Leadership: 10 Things Dad Taught Me Without Saying Anything

What is (Extra)Ordinary Leadership, and who is John W. Hawbaker? How could ten simple lessons change not just your life, but the lives of all of the people around you?
John W. Hawbaker was born in a small farming community in Illinois during World War II, he went on to serve eighteen months in the Vietnam War, and his life is the background for (Extra)ordinary Leadership. These ten lessons are the what Dad taught me without ever having to say a word. He didn’t talk about these things; he simply lived life this way, and in doing so he impacted everyone he came into contact with from Illinois to Alabama, and from Korea to Vietnam.

If you want to change your life and the lives of those around you for the better, if you want to make an impact in your community, or if you just want to learn more about the amazing life of John W. Hawbaker, read (Extra)Ordinary Leadership!

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Inverted Leadership: Lead Others Better By Forgetting About Yourself

What is leadership all about anyway? And why does it matter how I think about it?

Leadership is all about serving others, and how you think about leadership shapes every decision you make, whether you realize it or not. In ‘Inverted Leadership: Lead Others Better By Forgetting About Yourself’, you will explore more deeply the answers to these two crucial questions and more.

You’ll discover not only how to rethink leadership, but you’ll also discover action steps to guide you in changing how you go about leadership tasks in every area of life. Inverted Leadership is about starting with the Gospel and seeing how this causes us to turn our cultural understanding of leadership on its head, to invert it in order to see it properly.

Available now on Amazon


Note from Sue: 

I have lots of resources around separation, divorce and stepfamilies – here are a few I thought you might find useful

Article: Understanding The Stepfamily Cycle

Article: Creating a STRONG Step Family

Webinar: Suddenly Single – Surviving to Thriving

Webinar: Stepfamilies – Are You Finding it Tough to Blend?

Parenting Masterclass: Stepfamilies

My Divorce Resources

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Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Q. Dear Sue, my husband’s mum has recently passed away and I don’t quite know what to say to the children. Can you give me some advice please? Melanie Munroe from Newcastle.
A.

Dear Melanie

First of all, I am so sorry to hear of your loss – please accept my most sincere condolences. 

Here is an article I wrote a while ago, that I hope might help you –

Also, here is a book I would recommend: Badger’s Parting Gifts

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of this quintessential and multi award-winning picture book about losing a loved one. Features a helpful reading guide from Child Bereavement UK that provides tips for reading Badger’s Parting Gifts with children and helping them better understand grief.

Endorsed by Child Bereavement UK.
‘ Badger’s Parting Gifts provides young children with a means to understand grief’  

Badger is so old that he knows he must soon die, so he does his best to prepare his friends. When he finally passes away, they are grief-stricken, but one by one they remember the special things he taught them during his life. By sharing their memories, they realise that although Badger is no longer with them physically, he lives on through his friends.

Available from Amazon

Hope these help, please feel free to contact me again if you need any further support

Sue x 

Q. Dear Sue, my little girl Matilda who is 3, kicks up a fuss about brushing her teeth. Got any tips? Zena Jackson from Southend, Essex
A.

Hi Zena 

Thanks for contacting me, I am glad you brought this up as I am sure many others have the same problems with their kids

I had written previously about this but have now just released a new article with tips in relating to teeth brushing that I hope you will find useful

Tooth Brushing Tips For Kids That Just Won’t Brush!

Would love to hear how you get on!

All the best 

Sue

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