Independence skills your child needs. Think your child is too young to help around the house? Think again.
3 Strategies To Teach Your Kids To Live A Grateful Life Put it down on paper. Take the thanks outside the home (help others). Sometimes, just say “No.” A “spoiled” child gets everything she wants – and is literally spoiled because she has lost the ability to appreciate its gifts. By not getting everything she wants, your child will be better equipped to be grateful for what she has!
‘Tis the season for saying “Thanks!”
200 ways to bless your child with a happy childhood. This list melted my heart!
Hands down... The best thing I've read about parenting in quite sometime. Humbling.
Motherhood Ideas: 1. Movie Night: every Friday 2. Interviews: ask family questions, figure out goals 3. Lunch Dates: Once a month take child out of school lunch for a date 4. Mother's Day Letters: Write love letter to child each year 5. Clean Ten: When things get cluttered, say "clean 10" and everyone picks up 10 things 6. Late Nights: Each kid gets 1 night a week to stay up 15 mins later for 1 on 1 attention time 7. Happies and Sads: At dinner take turns saying best part of day and worst
7 Ways to get closer to your kids and be a more efficient mom. So cute. I want to start these now!
raising a daughter series: building her confidence. ( this is phenomenal)
How to Tackle the "Terrible Twos"......I'll be glad I pinned this later!
One very inventive little girl uses similes and portraiture to show her grandmother what she likes about the important people in her life. Incorporating small found objects into her portraits, she visually creates the similes she feels best fit each person. (ie: her "sharp as a pencil" friend Jack is very good at geography so she uses globes for his eyes and magnifying glasses for eye glasses.) A fun book to use for simile lesson plans.
For parent reference: Little Girls Can Be Mean....I had no idea that making the move to 4th grade would be taking on this issue...certainly at 9 & 10 girls can be extremely mean!
Manners Can Be Taught...list of manners to teach kids by age group
A must read for Mommies with little girls. "When the world wants girls to grow up too fast, how do you help your daughter navigate boy craziness, modesty, body image, media, and Internet safety? The foundation for an emotionally healthy teen girl is built between the ages of 8 and 12."
10 ideas for daddy daughter adventures. My dad has done every single one of these with me; even now as I'm an adult. Love him!! If I ever start dating and fall in love again, the man must be first and foremost, a God-fearing man, and secondly, willing to be the father that my children have never had. What would you add to this list?
10 ideas for Daddy + Daughter time