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

Mind calming jars -- with great directions and explanations!

DIY Mind Jar for Children - alternative for timeouts (see blog for more info about how to make and use the mind jar)

The Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use when you are stressed. When you shake the jar the glitter (your thoughts) are all over the place. Watch them slowly settle while you calm down. From blog, "Here We Are Together".

Recycle those glass candle jars into cute storage containers!

Great tips for what NOT to do when your child is throwing a tantrum by a Family Science Professor |

The Boy With No Toys: 8 ways to prevent toy overload - a very good resource.

I think this is one of the best toddler activity idea websites I've ever found. The ideas are simple, educational and allow for creative exploration of the child's own world. Highly recommend.

This made me laugh...oh the memories of 'unique' items rescued from the pockets of little boys (and big boys too)!

I must have one for my 2nd child

Making a Calm Jar

Child spacing and what no one really tells you. Backed by studies done on different age gaps

Great idea for #kidmin to help calm preschoolers.

10 Things That Can HURT Your Child's Self-Esteem

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food. Found this interesting.

Bubble mix doesn't last long in the hands of a child... Create a bubble station. This is so smart!

20 Birthday Questions

LOVE THIS ~~ 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.

Dandelion wishes. These wishes just wait on a shelf or kitchen counter until a sad child needs some love and encouragement. Then, it is off with the cap, eyes squinched closed for a wish, and a big huff. This cheers children any time theyre sad–and it makes me happy just to see the dandelion puffs resting in wait.

The whole-brain child : 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind - Siegel, Daniel J. - plaats 612.71 # Ergotherapie in de ontwikkelingsproblematiek

Homemade Flubber Recipe