5 Ways to Teach Your Kids Compassion for Animals

5 ways to teach compassion towards animals

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 […]

Do This One Thing to Stop Whining in Kids

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I love my kids to no end. But, there are days where a whiny voice can really drive me up the wall. I would have to say it’s one of my parenting triggers. I can handle hitting, tantrums and meltdowns. What I really can’t handle too well, is whining and overall rudeness. It’s my weakness. I have […]

12 Must-Read Parenting Articles with Social Proof

Here are 12 must-read parenting articles that went totally viral on Pinterest, many with over 100,000 and 200,000 re-pins.

Parenting is no easy task. It involves a lot of energy, attention and patience. I know for myself, I am always trying to be better for my kids. I have spent countless hours rocking a baby to sleep and reading the latest in parenting advice and finding must-read parenting articles. I may have even googled […]

How to Gently Handle Aggression in Young Children

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As parents it can be difficult to know how to respond to your child’s anger and aggression, here are some tips to gently handle aggression.   Hitting, biting and kicking all happen with young kids. Even though we know this, it never makes it easier to deal with or handle as parents. I know for me, […]

Give the Gift of the NJ Lottery for the Holidays

This simple to put together gift of the NJ Lottery is perfect for the people in your life who you just don't know what to get! Stress-free gifting!

We all have those people on our list that we just don’t know what to buy when it comes to a gift. Maybe it’s a co-worker who you don’t know that well, or maybe it’s your husband who buys everything that he wants for himself (ahem). Either way, you can’t go wrong in giving the gift […]

Working Together: Active Parenting in Foster Families and Stepfamilies

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This is a guest post written on behalf of Active Parenting. I think their suggestions for providing open communication and support to children in times of transition are very valuable. Active Parenting in Foster Families and Stepfamilies The number of single foster parents and stepfamilies in the United States is growing substantially. According to the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Spring Clean Your Relationship with 5 Steps

Why Spring Clean Your Relationship? Spring is here! It’s that time of year when everyone cleans crumbs out of the back of the pantry, dust bunnies out from under the bed, and scrubs the grime from little hands from all of the doorways in the house. Spring cleaning your home is important, but have you […]