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"Parenting" scriptures. This is AMAZING! All the things you work on to train your children tabbed and highlighted with a key in the front. Training topics include: anger, complaining, lying, laziness, THE GOSPEL! So when you need the verses you can grab the actual Word and be able to quickly flip to whatever you need!!

"Technology Tickets". Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week. **Love this idea!!!** Loss of ticket for consequences - talking back, fighting, etc.

Popcorn Bar. What a neat idea on a small or large scale. How about movie night?

31 days of Bible verses to pray for our children

Fort made from hula-hoop and sheet.....could use a shower curtain with rings around the hoop!!

Cute Idea: YEARLY INTERVIEWS 1. What is your name? 2. How old are you? 3. What is your mom’s name? 4. What does your mom do during the day? 5. What is your dad’s name? 6. What does your dad do during the day? 7. What is your favorite color? 8. What is your favorite thing to eat? (what don’t you like to eat?) 9. Who are your friends? 10. What is your favorite song? Can you sing it for me? 11. What is your sister’s name? (this is fun because they don’t always say the name correctly- for example...

Positive reinforcement - Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it's full. This is exactly what I need instead of focusing on the bad.

the blanket fort will never be the same after this...

MUST PIN for both parents and/or teachers --- Life Skills - what kids should be able to do for themselves by age. Great list to reference. Lots of other great stuff on her site too!

Interview your kids on video periodically. There might be some of these I don't want to know the answers to! :)

Why didn't I know this sooner?! Safety filter on YouTube for Kids. This is a MUST READ for any parent!! Kids love watching funny videos on YouTube, but they can easily venture into the UNKNOWN. Step by step instructions on how to turn on YouTube SafeSearch. It should only take 10 minutes!

21 creative consequences for our children. I like and use #20...in real life you could get community service for breaking a law...right??

I need to remember to do this, starting at age 3, every year on their birthday you ask the same questions and see how their answers change over the years! Add a pic and make a book out of it. 20 questions* : answered by Morgan 1. What is your favorite color? 2. What is your favorite toy? 3. What is your favorite fruit? 4. What is your favorite tv show? 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? 6. What is your favorite outfit? 7. What is your favorite game? 8. What is your favorite snack? 9. What is your favorite animal? 10. What is your favorite song? 11. What is your favorite book? 12. Who is your best friend? 13. What is your favorite cereal? 14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? 15. What is your favorite drink? 16. What is your favorite holiday? 17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? 18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? 20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

50 Questions to Ask your Spouse on a Date Night. Pretty interesting/deep questions that 1) don't really involve the kids and 2) probably don't come up on a regular basis!

Fun idea: If you don't pick something up after one warning, this mom confiscates it and puts it in a "ransom box." The only way you can get it back is to draw a task from the envelope attached to the box lid. Her tasks are hilarious!