For World Kindness Day 2017, I am really happy to share with you Highlights’ State of the Kid 2017 survey because it gives great insight into what kids are thinking. Growing up in today's world with so much scary stuff happening in the news can't help but have some effect on kids. The answers children shared in Highlights’ State of the Kid 2017 survey — sometimes poignant, … [Read more...] about World Kindness Day 2017- If Kids Could Change One Thing
Toddlers are some of the absolute cutest years where you just want to hug them they are so cute. I think this is nature's ways of balancing out for the fact that most parents have to deal with the temper tantrums toddlers can throw! Today, I am pleased to have author, Ruth Lambert, share with us some great advice on how to handle toddler tantrums and avoid temper tantrums when … [Read more...] about How To Handle Toddler Tantrums And Keep Your Sanity
When my kids were little, I found that my husband and I often disagreed on parenting styles and it had a negative impact on our marriage at that time. We both had our own ideas on what was the right way to parent and we didn't do a good enough job communicating constructively. This is actually a common problem for new parents so if this is happening to you, don't feel alone. … [Read more...] about Parenting Together: How To Collaborate Successfully With Your Spouse
Making children do their own chores is an important part of preparing them for independence. Running a household requires a lot of upkeep and it is only fair that all family members pitch in. There are many benefits of chores a few which include children learning the skills they need to do dishes, wash laundry, and clean a bathroom. A family that does chores together is less … [Read more...] about Making A Chore List For Kids? Homey Chore Checklist App Makes It Easy!
I think my kids are very cooperative. I expect them to be, I treat them as though they will be, and I show shocked disappointment when they let me down, because frankly, I am shocked. I think a big part of why they are so cooperative is that I have always used encouragement as a tool when I was teaching them something or explaining to them why we do something. While I may … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids Through Encouragement
Today I want to share with you a Mindful Parenting Checklist. While I don't think you will use this checklist every day, I do think you will find it useful to use for about a week to help you get into a better routine and then maybe once a week for awhile to help make sure you aren't forgetting anything. The idea behind this Mindful Parenting Checklist is to help you adopt some … [Read more...] about Mindful Parenting Checklist & Why You’ll Find It Useful
I truly believe that our attitude in life determines not only the joy (or lack of joy) we experience but it also influences our lives in very real concrete ways. The way we think about things determines our actions and therefore our results. I know of no surer way to happiness that having an attitude of gratitude. Today, I am very happy to have a guest to answer the … [Read more...] about What Is An Attitude Of Gratitude And How To Help Kids Develop One