Quirky Discipline Rules That Work- a lot of this reminds me of Love and Logic that we use at school and work like a charm in my classroom. If I can get 21 graders on board with these rules, I know I can do this at home with 1 kiddo!
Make your own lunchbox icepacks from dollar store sponges soaked in water and put in ziplock bag. When they thaw, the sponge absorbs the water. I completely forgot about this handy trick! After lunch take squeeze the sponge and wash up hands and face!
Game for teaching manners. "My kids beg me to play this game. Mom and dad always lose; our kids now have better manners than we do." Designed for table manners but could be adapted for use in other places!
"I'm Bored" Checklist for kids. Good for summer. My kids are not allowed to use this word, it gets them a long list of things to do. Some fun, some tedious and some just because they said that word "bored"-mj