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Connecting After School: The Questions You Should Be Asking

Connecting After School: The Questions You Should Be Asking ~ Creative Family Fun

It's not really what you do together as a family. It's that you do something -- anything -- together. This post explores the ordinary yet extraordinary moments a family can do together that make a childhood memorable. {10 Easy Ways to Connect as a Family}

Creating a Family Journal...take it to restaurants, leave in the car, make lists and collaborate #theliljournalproject Visit post to see sample pages!

Saying "This is how I contribute to my family" instead of calling them "chores". Links to FREE Downloadable Chore Chart you can personalize.

Living Well Spending Less®from Living Well Spending Less®

Our Top 10 Family Board Games, Ages 3-8

Our Top 10 Family Board Games. Awesome review of ten wonderful family games that are fun for kids AND adults. Includes details on each games with ratings by both kids & parents. Such a great resource!

The Idea Roomfrom The Idea Room

Reward Points System and Home "Store"

great reward system for the kids. when they do chores (on time, no whining, no complaining) and do them well, they earn points to "shop" at the "store" points can also be earned for good behavior, sharing, helping.....LOVE this idea, and will be implementing it this coming week!! some ideas for the store: snacks, candy, walk to/from school on a nice day, GC to the skate park, help with a chore, later bed time, sleepover...etc


Happy Family Habit #2: Put Your Gratitude in Writing

Happy Family Habit #2: Write Down What Youre Thankful For - part of a series on how to become a happier family 21 days at a time.

Modern Parents Messy Kidsfrom Modern Parents Messy Kids

New Series: Happy Family Habits

happy family habits #1 : Share YOUR STORY with the kids

Creative With Kidsfrom Creative With Kids

How to Make a Routine That Works

How to Make Routines That Work for Your Family - Habits of Happy Families Series. I would dress this up a bit.

Parenting From Scratchfrom Parenting From Scratch

Chores Without Bribery

Chores without bribery sorted by ages (1-2, 3-4, etc. Cleaning promotes independence, responsibility, and a positive self esteem by accomplishing task.

Not Consumedfrom Not Consumed

Lego Family Fun Night

Are you looking for simple and frugal family fun night ideas? Lego Family Fun Night is the perfect fit! Lambert Pediatric Dentistry | #NewYorkCity | #NY |

End child nagging & negotiating with just three simple words... "asked and answered." 1. Ask child if they've heard of "asked and answered." 2. Say, "Did you ask me a question?" "Did I answer it?" 3. Repeat saying, "Asked and Answered" as many times as needed.

An AWESOME LIST OF AFFIRMATIONS! .................... Parental affirmation is vital to the healthy emotional development of our children. This list of phrases will encourage every child who hears them from a sincere parent. There are so many “voices” in this world telling our kids they don’t measure up. Let’s go on the offensive and help them see how truly wonderful they are. "101 Words of Affirmation Every Child Wants to Hear" Subscribe Today

Looking for fun, creative family activities? Check out these ideas from the New Era!

Somewhat Simplefrom Somewhat Simple

Family Dinner Conversation Starters #ShareTheTable

Family Dinner Fun! My kids LOVE this idea!