Teaching Accountability and Responsibility to Kids

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Teaching accountability to kids is possible with these simple tips and ideas. Positively parent your way to a culture of responsibility in your household.   Accountability is a really hard concept for kids to grasp. The idea that you are responsible for your own actions, and then have to accept that responsibility is quite the […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Compassion for Animals

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Kids innately have an attraction and a desire to care for animals. Given this foundation, there are many ways in which we can instill an even greater love and respect for animals in our children, here are just 5 ways to teach your kids compassion for animals. Not only does this compassion and care for creatures benefit the […]

Co-Sleeping to Toddler Bed Transition Tips

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I’ve always co-slept with my kids for their first year (and beyond in some cases). I’m all for it and love the ease of nighttime feedings and cuddles. But inevitably, there comes a point where I want my bed back, I want to wean the feedings, and I want to really sleep without the subconscious […]

20 Hopes for My Spirited Child 

Do you have a spirited child? We all have big dreams for our kids, here are some hopes I have for mine, it includes the patience for those who don't always understand him.

Being the mother of a spirited child is not always easy. Sometimes it’s challenging, often exhausting, and always rewarding. When others see snippets of my boy’s spirited nature they might quip that he’s ‘too loud’, ‘talks too much’, ‘interrupts’ or ‘doesn’t listen’. What they don’t always see, is that he is highly inquisitive, very analytical, […]

Saying “Calm Down” To Your Kids Doesn’t Actually Work

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It’s something I have written about a lot on here. Spirited kids, difficult kids, intense kids…helping them calm down, teaching them tactics to calm themselves.  It’s something that we all understand as parents, what it means to ‘calm down’. But guess who doesn’t? Our kiddos.   RESOURCE:  FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY   I know for me, […]

Best Resources for the Angry Child (and their Parents too!)

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This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I receive a small commission for any purchases made using these links. Do you have an angry child? Books are a fantastic way to help deal with transitions, issues that a child might be facing, or for dealing with emotions. Whenever I am having a ‘problem’ as a parent, […]

5 Tips for Flying with Kids

Tips for Flying with Kids Let’s face it…flying with children can be daunting at worst, and exhausting at best. It requires much preparation and attention, but can provide you with many opportunities for lasting memories and fun! A little bit of organization and confidence can make the whole process a bit simpler. Here are a […]

How to Help an Angry Child Calm Down

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Regulating emotions can be difficult for any child, those with more of a natural inclination to anger can have an especially difficult time. It is our job as parents to find ways to not only help our angry child calm down when becoming upset, but to help them learn to calm down anywhere and in any given […]