Great article on the Problem of Entitlement
Great version of a chore chart. Made for Madeline to help her clean up her room. Ours is not so fancy... just a clean paint-stirring stick with clothespins on it... but has been effective to help her tackle the giant messes she creates in her room. Each clothespin is for a category for her to clean up (dress-up clothes, stuffed animals, books, etc). Once all items from that category are picked up/put away, she moves the pin from the "to-do" side to the "done" side.
101 ideas for "I'm Bored" Jar ... love this idea!
Love this idea! Toys that are not picked up go in the ransom box and they have to pick a chore to complete to earn it back! A great lesson in personal responsibility.
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
Love this! 7 Ways to get closer to your kids and be a more efficient mom. So cute. I want to start these now!
Treat box for travelling. You get your own treat box which doesn't get refilled during the trip. Up to you how fast you go through the treats. You could put all sorts of things in it.
75 Things to do with your kids (many are FREE)..Traditions they will remember. One of the best lists I've seen.
101 Toddler Activities on Road Trips! Need to remember this for vacation.
10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them cute ideas! Life is all about the little things
ice eggs - Freeze balloons filled with water and small toys. Cut balloon off and play with eggs outside. Provide spoons for cracking ice and digging treasures out. SUMMER
Simple sewing projects for kids - beautiful things even complete beginners can make
Some of my favorites: 17. Fill a basket in the fridge with simple, healthy, kid-friendly snacks. Let the kids pick their own snack from the basket at snack time. 21. Label toy baskets and clothing drawers with pictures instead of words for pre-readers. 22. Confiscate any toys that they fight over. Consider donating them to your church nursery or a local pregnancy crisis center.
for my kids - Round up of over 50 duct tape crafts with pics!