Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

New Ways To Say Goodbye

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.
Danielle Mantakoul

Weekday mornings in Australia, parents everywhere are dropping off their kids.  When we say goodbye, we hope that a little piece of us stays with them throughout their day. While a simple goodbye can be effective, a goodbye that tells your kids a little more can become a valuabNew Ways To Say Goodbyele lasting moment. With a little extra thought, you can send your kids off with a message that will have more of an impact than that simple goodbye, and can even become something unique to share and remember for years to come.

Because we are all different, you will find that some of the suggestions below may grab you while others may not. If not, perhaps those below will inspire you to think of your own special way to say goodbye, and to help you make more of a lasting impression on your kids at that goodbye moment.

·      “Put that kiss in your pocket till I come back”.

·      “See you after busy time”.

·      “Be mindful”.

·      “Happy place, happy face”.

·      “Be a good friend today”.

·      “Make good choices”.

·      “Learn a little and laugh a lot” or “learn a lot and laugh a little”.

·      “Give me a hug ladybug”. Any short rhyme to get a smile.

·      “I’ll be smiling when I think of you”.

·      “Smile when you think of me”.

·      “Good listener good learner”.

·      “Have a busy day full of play”.

·      “A hug a day keeps the tears away”.

·      “Remember to eat your lunch to grow a bunch”.

·      “A painting would be perfect”.

·      A secret action that both you and your child understand such as a butterfly nose kiss. Be creative.

By Danielle Mantakoul
Copyright 2013
www.mummyweekly.com.au

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  1. Adam says:

    The staff at my son’s daycare are great at distracting him from crying. I don’t know what I would do if they didn’t help me.

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