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My reward system that saved me! :) Each child has their own clothespin and they all start the day at 'Ready to go'. They are moved up or down according to behavior. Anything 'Ready to go' and above earns a ball. If they end up at the top on outstanding, they not only receive a ball for the day, but they get to choose something from the prize box. 'Slow down' means no ball is earned, and 'Lose a ball' means just that. If they end the day at the bottom on the :( they not only get a ball taken…

Overstuffedfrom Overstuffed

12 Easy Chapter Book Series for Early Readers

Is your child ready to take on some easier chapter books? Here is a great list of some series for early readers that you may not have heard of before.

I Can Teach My Child!from I Can Teach My Child!

71 Things You Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten

Ant is so ready for Kindergarten!

Screen time is an app that lets you limit time your child/student uses iPhone or iPad. You set the time, press start, and pass it to your kiddo. When time expires, it stops the game!

Life As Mamafrom Life As Mama

10 Brilliant Ideas To Motivate Your Children To Do Chores

These are so good, especially the first one!

MomJunctionfrom MomJunction

6 Common Behavioral Problems In Children & Their Remedies

5 Different Child Behavior Charts & Their Benefits: The problems faced by your child can be recognized by you or somebody who knows your child well.

I Can Teach My Child!from I Can Teach My Child!

Seven Things You Should Be Doing as You’re Reading to Your Child

Seven Things You Should Be Doing as You’re Reading to Your Child - I Can Teach My Child!

The Measured Momfrom The Measured Mom

5 Steps to Kindergarten Readiness (plus a printable Ready for Kindergarten checklist

5 steps to kindergarten readiness - plus a free "Ready for Kindergarten" checklist

A Mother Far from Homefrom A Mother Far from Home

What to do when your child acts unlikable

What to do when your child is unlikable. Great advice for moms who are dealing with a difficult child or a child going through a difficult phase.

Calming Jar- Tell the child that he/she needs a break and may return when everything has settled to the bottom of the jar.

Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with the child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up.

neat rewards system...31 quarters in the jar at the beginning of the month, every day that they do not do their chores, they lose a quarter. Whatever is left at the end of the month they exchange for cash and the quarter jar is refilled. Spending a quarter for my child to do their chores would be a bargain!! :)

My Crazy Blessed Life!from My Crazy Blessed Life!

Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer

Time out bottles. LOVE this idea

Sponge fingerpainting----no more big globs of paint with their finger on the paper! Awesome idea!

Punch Cards | Making Chores Fun for Kids. When the card is full they can pick something from the Punch Card box. Or you can pay them - she has great ideas!

You can order a box of books from this site for $12.99. They will range from toddler to young adult books. Each box contains approximately 150 books (give or take). You can also order more age/grade specific books, but it costs a bit more. There is now an advisory on their site that due to high demand, boxes may not ship for up to 5 weeks, but for $12.99, that's a small price to pay :)

the rigneysfrom the rigneys

toddler “busy bag” swap!

toddler "busy bags". Lots of great ideas to keep your kid entertained in waiting rooms, plane rides, etc.