Validate the feelings and emotions of your child, even if you don’t agree

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“But this isn’t the right shirt!!” your child violently exclaims as you beg her to get dressed for school.  “It doesn’t matter, just put it on, it’s the only thing you have right now.” (screaming and crying) “But is isn’t the RIGHT one!!” (more tears) “It isn’t that big of a deal, why are you […]

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 […]

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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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 […]