This 5-Minute Mom Hack Will Makeover Your Kid’s Morning Routine

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Does this morning routine sound familiar? “It’s time to get up.” “Come on I need you to start moving.” “Please get up and go to the bathroom.” “Alright it’s really time to wake up now otherwise we will be late.” This is how just about every morning waking up for Kindergarten went for my kiddo. Our […]

8 Ways Kids Can Calm Down Anywhere PLUS a Printable Mini Book

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Calming tools are really wonderful for kids who are quick to anger or have a difficult time calming down when upset. In my post about tips for helping an angry child calm down, I added an infographic at the end with some ways kids can calm down anywhere, those tools were so popular I wanted […]

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 […]

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, […]