Number four started school in September and amazingly he has settled well and has come on absolute leaps and bounds in terms of his learning and behaviour which is something I never expected.
He is however a complex little thing and he is extremely hard to work out. He bottles things up and is a real closed book.
When he is worried or anxious he tends to lash out and problems are usually masked with aggression.
It is so frustrating and upsetting for all of us when he reacts this way and although it is an outlet for him it never really gets to the crux of the problem.
When we were asked to try out The Worry Plaque from The Irish Fairy Door Company I didn’t really hold out much hope in it working for us.
The plaque is battery operated and can be mounted to the wall. We are yet to find the perfect place for it so it is currently on number four’s chest of drawers.
The idea is that the child places their hand onto the handprint. The handprint appears red whilst they tell the fairies their worries and when it turns green all their worries are taken away by the fairies and the negative energy they create is then turned into good energy to grant lovely new wishes.
Number four is an extremely pessimistic child for someone of the tender age of five but he has been complexly encapsulated with the magic of this and has been a firm believer that all his worries will be safely taken away for him.
I couldn’t be happier with this fabulous idea that is perfect for little ones that find expressing their feelings hard.
Their are also a whole host of short videos online that show the fairies talking about worries such a bullying, falling out with friends, fears of spiders and many more.
A little bit of fairy magic has done the trick for us and I highly recommend giving it a go for yourselves.
*we were given this plaque for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.
From 1-100 we all love the magical image of fairies and elves. Cute little nymphs floating around and spreading their magic everywhere they go.
The innocence of childhood just magnifies this, so what could be better than housing your own fairy in your home or garden.
The clever people at My Own Fairy have enabled you to do this with their beautiful fairy doors that can be placed anywhere you wish.
It could be proudly placed on the skirting board in your little ones bedroom, nested away in a corner of the kitchen or hidden in a secret place in your garden just as we did with ours.
I found a good space on the side of our shed and attached the door with ease, I then set out the super cute stepping stones to create a pathway to the fairy house.
With the little tube of fairy dust that is supplied I sprinkled it over the ground around the door to attract the fairy.
Lastly I popped the tiny key on one of the stepping stones for the fairy to pick up when she finds her new home.
The children were absolutely amazed when they saw it and spent the entire afternoon in and out of the back door seeing if she had been!
We are going to get some pretty flowers to add to the outside and I’m planning on getting them to write her little notes as I know they will be ecstatic to receive one in return!
This would be a lovely addition to any home to help nurture the fabulous imagination that children possess.