How to Deal with an Angry Kid in a Gentle Way

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Having an angry kid can be quite exhausting to deal with. While working on my Master’s degree in Child Development, and for my undergrad thesis, I studied child temperament. Kids are all different. Some are easygoing and carefree, while others have a more difficult time with transitions, regulating emotions and handling big feelings. If you […]

National Geographic Kids Super Readers: Making Reading Fun for Kids!

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When helping kids learn to read, nothing is more important than finding content that the child can engage with and enjoy. Leveled reading has its perks, but selecting and providing books that interest the child will not only teach a child to read, but it will make them a reader.  In other words, when becoming […]

6 Essential Oil Blends for Peace and Calm

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This rollercoaster of life sure keeps me on my toes, Whew! Life gets busy; we’re running from one place to the next, have tons of responsibility and often things get thrown at us last minute. We’re flexible; we can handle it, right? Even the best of us need downtime on occasion. Everyone deserves a space they can […]

Implement Gentle Parenting with These 2 Basic Principles

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Gentle parenting focuses on the relationship with the child and fostering a positive relationship and mutual respect between parent and child. It is a term now widely known throughout the parenting community, often for it’s perceived lack of discipline. Because of this, it can be confusing or difficult to understand where to begin with, or know how to implement gentle parenting […]

Raising (and embracing) a Strong Willed Daughter

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Often I write about raising your strong willed or spirited son, but it isn’t very often that I write about raising the strong willed daughter. I am proud to have a daughter who I know will be an amazing leader one day, and that these qualities will help her become a wonderful contribution to society. Strong-willed, spirited daughters aren’t the […]

How to Gently Handle Your Kids Fighting

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When siblings argue or fight, it can take every ounce of self-control not to shout “why are you always fighting?!” or “can’t you just get along!”. After all, some of the squabbles can seem totally insignificant, especially the ‘he/she touched me’ type. However, in gently responding to your kids fighting, you can model patience, teach empathy, […]

Do This One Thing to Stop Whining in Kids

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I love my kids to no end. But, there are days where a whiny voice can really drive me up the wall. I would have to say it’s one of my parenting triggers. I can handle hitting, tantrums and meltdowns. What I really can’t handle too well, is whining and overall rudeness. It’s my weakness. I have […]