Discipline. Consistency. Training. That was what all the books said I needed to do to be successful at parenting. But those books lacked the most important tip of all — winning your child’s heart.
Why You Need To Win Your Child's Heart - Pint-sized Treasures
25 Ways to Ask Your Teens “How Was School Today?” WITHOUT asking them “How Was School Today?”
take pictures of all baby's features when newborn. Ear, nose, lips, hand, foot, eye
One-on-One Mentoring session
First, he blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, he challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. Dustin refers to it as a "bullet" in your year that you can refer back to again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."
Lesson idea for self-control- First, blow some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, challenge them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. You can refer back to this again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."
Peace, Love and Learning: Better than Bieber!
Three different DIY sensory boards along with ideas for how to include older siblings from Fun at Home with Kids
DIY Sensory Boards for Babies and Toddlers
Infinity scarf that doubles as a nursing cover....this is awesome! Might have to get this for Whitney!
Great Girls Your Daughter Should Know (Before she reads Twilight) -- This is seriously one of the greatest lists I've ever seen. I've read all but 3 of these.
Molly Makes Do: Great Girls Your Daughter Should Know
33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent's Job Easier
Interactive map of the 50 States. Students can drag and drop states and the nation's capital to their proper geographical locations.
50 States - Political Map
this is officially my favorite quote ever. thank you jackie. sooooo very true. some of her happiest moments r seeing or telling us to kiss n hug....n she loves pretending she is getting married and pretending to be me n marrying chappie lol. and i never saw a kid get soooo excited over a wedding anniversary.. she made us ice cream sundaes on her own..lol
Father loves mother
The tiny monsters: Letters to boyfriend:
All the most fun things to do with your toddler before they're a Big Kid! I must have been a better parent-to-toddler than I thought (despite 2 deployments) b/c we did ALL of these except water flowers in other people's yards and pudding paint. We just did messy real paint!
Size of a newborn's stomach. Keep This in Mind
Interview your kids on video periodically. Here are some question ideas.