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Life Skills -  by age, what kids should be able to do for themselves and around the home.

I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my kiddo, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier.

10 letters to write to your children

10 Things to do Before Your Child Turns 10 Lists, most of these are really good ideas. I've gotta bet busy for Jason, since he turns 10 in a few days.

If you get time, check out the web site www.ooph.com.  It has lots of great information for parents of tween, teens, and college age students on driving, health and body image, education and the bi…

15 things to teach my boys

15 things a mom should teach her boys. (Click the link to also see 15 things to teach your little girls.

Eine schöne Infografik die zeigt wie viel ein Kind schalfen sollte. | How much…

Might send this home to all my kid's parents at school! How much sleep should your kids be getting? A helpful info-graphic

26 fun family traditions to start this year --> print this out and add it to your fridge! no better time than NOW to start some new family traditions!

26 cool, new family traditions to start in the new year

how-to-teach-life-skills-to-kids-with-autism-or-aspergers  Interview - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/armankhodaei/2011/01/25/interview-with-jennifer-mcilwee-myers-teaching-life-skills-to-kids-with-autism-aspergers

Enter Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large. Co-author of the groundbreaking book "Asperger's and Girls," Jennifer's personal experience with Asperger's Syndrome and having a brother with autism makes her perspective doubly insightful.

Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World

"Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World" by Christine Field -- really great read for parents! Even as a proactive parent, I've put into place many more things the kids need to learn since reading this.

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Do You React or Respond to Your Kids? Examples of how we react vs. respond to our kids. This is awesome parenting advice for curating your words!

Yay, I Made It!: Family Rules

This is what I made today, along with a chart for each boy where I can cross off lost privileges and tally time outs. Anyone interested in .

I hate when parents only yell at their kids for what they do wrong.  I discourage yelling in our home.  Kids listen better to talking it out.  Praising them for what they do well is just as important.  I can't image how some kids home lives can be.  I'm so glad we get to be my boys parent's.  They won't grow up in a home filled with arguing.

I hate when parents only yell at their kids for what they do wrong. I discourage yelling in our home. Kids listen better to talking it out. Praising them for what they do well is just as important. I can't image how some kids home lives can be.

What children need most...

In my experience, most parents think you have to be "parenting" or disciplining your child most of the time (or all day long) or teaching. Notice there is not much of that in the above poster.

Our get along jar! Write consequences on popsicle sticks. Everytime the littles fight, they choose a stick from the jar.  Examples:  *make the other person's bed. *pick up the other kids' toys. *read the other person a story.

Love this creative discipline idea! My kids aren't old enough for it yet but it's good to know for the future! Millions of Miles: Creative Discipline- Our Get Along Jar

Life Skills For Children: We have compiled 10 skills for you that will help you understand the importance of life skills for children which are very useful and universally acknowledged for kids to learn. #parenting:

10 Important Tips To Teach Life Skills For Kids

10 Important Tips To Teach Life Skills For Kids 10 Important Life Skills Every Child Should Know. This is a great list of skills. A lot of them are fun to learn, and provide excellent bonding opportunities.

Some ways in which you can help your toddler stay in a calmer state of mind.

Seven Tips for a Calmer Toddler

Did you catch yourself yelling at the kids again? Here are five tips to become a calmer parent, and pass on the positive vibes to your children.

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