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 […]

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 […]