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When our children misbehave it can be very frustrating. Step away and take some deep relaxing breathes. Once you are calm then you can approach your child and discuss their conflict. Ask them about how they are feeling and what caused the problem. Most important is that you listen to them, don’t judge and respect their feelings. #parenting #quotes

DIY :: Great idea! Summertime means lots of theme parks, zoos, adventures for the kids and what's one of our biggest fears as parents? That they will get lost and we won't be able to find them! So, here's a simple solution! Use a fine point sharpie or pen and write "If lost, call (your phone number)". Then use liquid bandaid on top of it. It will seal it in and it's waterproof and should last for about a day.

Uh Oh Jar - LOVE this idea. It was getting hard always sending to their room or to the corner. Nothing seemed to change - but now...I'm making a consequence jar like this. Whining? Pull out a consequence. Talking back? Pull out a consequence. Not picking up your things? Pull out a consequence, maybe you'll get "Your lucky day. No consequence THIS TIME."

Starting with age 5, have a family rule that your child makes their bed every day--and then don't fix their work. This post has 100+ ideas to help you tame the chaos in your home (and your life)--this is just one tip! #organize #harvardhomemaker

Fidgety Kids-having kids sit on an exercise ball improves their attention and focus. From Therapy Fun 4 Kids.

A potty training specialist shares the basics of potty training as well as her secrets on how to potty train stubborn toddlers. Amazing resource for any parent with a toddler!

Inexpensive Toddler Proof Door Stopper - use a pool noodle! No more shutting doors or smashed fingers :)

Elementary-aged girls are often bullied by good friends. The book, Little Girls Can Be Mean, teaches you how to empower your daughter to find solutions herself. (You listen and empathize!)

The Top 10 manners your kid should know by the age of 5. This is SO very true !! I wish more parents would listen to these very common words of wisdom !!!

Love this!!! 5 minutes of hand-holding for sibling conflict. If you disrespect your sibling? 5 minutes of hand-holding. If you raise your voice to your sibling? 5 minutes of hand-holding. If you make fun of your sibling? 5 minutes of hand-holding.

67 books to read to your kids before they turn 10. Some great classics everyone should read

20 Questions to ask your children when you're putting them to bed to help develop your relationship- these are sweet.

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