How to Raise Optimistic Kids: The Power of Positive Thinking for Children

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As parents, we want to raise optimistic kids who view the world with the glass half full. Not only does it make them more enjoyable to be around, but kids with a positive outlook generally perform better overall, particularly academically. This style of optimistic thinking doesn’t protect kids from getting angry (that’s normal), rather it […]

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 […]

6 Essential Oil Blends for Peace and Calm

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Here is an amazing list of 6 relaxing essential oil blends for peace and calm. These blends are powerful, effective and work quickly to invoke feelings of peaceful relaxation while clearing your mind.   This rollercoaster of life sure keeps me on my toes, Whew! Life gets busy; we’re running from one place to the next, have […]

15 Kids Bath Toys PLUS Tips for Making Bath Time Fun!

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Bath time can be a difficult time of transition for many kids. By making bath time a fun and enjoyable experience for your little one, it can become a great addition to a calming bedtime routine and can also serve as a boredom buster for long days spent at home! We like to make bath […]

2 Gentle Parenting Principles that You Need to Know

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Implement gentle parenting by focusing on the relationship and fostering a positive relationship of empathy and mutual respect between parent and child.   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 […]

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 […]

Best Cold Weather Kids Gear for Outdoor Play

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Research has proven that parents don’t need to keep their kids indoors during the Winter. Sure, there are extreme conditions in which kids are happier and better off playing indoors (check out these 25 activities for rainy days!), but, more often than not, and with the right clothing and accessories, a little fresh air is […]

How to Listen to Your Child: This one thing affects behavior

You CAN improve your child's behavior with this one simple trick, and it's not as tricky as you might think.

Are you reading this to find some actionable tip to make parenting a breeze? Do you have a child who is quick to anger and seems to lose his/her temper quickly? Let’s face it, parenting is TOUGH. Raising resilient and confident children while maintaining our composure in a sleep-deprived, caffeine-medicated haze is no easy feat. Check out […]