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    My daughter and I are going through a rough patch. She refuses to get herself dressed, escalates quickly to tantrums, and does more whining than I can tolerate.

    a 'calm down jar' - shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles.

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    • Beth M

      The calm jar! fill a jar with glitter and water and when a kid gets upset, tell them to shake the calm jar and stay seated until all the glitter settles at the bottom. could also be used as a time out timer. I think I would do this with a clear plastic jar instead of a glass one!

    • Pauline Joy

      Art A calm jar. I need one of these. You fill the jar with colored water and glitter. When you are upset you shake the jar and have to watch it until the glitter completely settles. The time it takes is enough time for you to settle your emotions. kid-stuff-ot-stuff

    • Bridget

      Great idea. Glitter jar. Fill with water, food coloring and lots of glitter. They shake it and have to sit and watch it until the glitter settles. Great for calming kids down. Even us adults who just need a minute or two.

    • Suzanne Cates

      Interesting. Time out or calming jar. Shake then wait until the glitter settles. Might need to make one for myself!

    • Kasi Freeze

      ♥♥♥ the calm jar! fill a jar with glitter and water and when a kid gets upset, tell them to shake the calm jar and stay seated until all the glitter settles at the bottom. great idea!

    • Julie Martin

      the calm jar! fill a jar with glitter and water; shake the calm jar and stay seated until all the glitter settles at the bottom. great idea!

    • Heather Richey

      Calm Jar: fill a jar with colored water & glitter. When emotions are running high, sit down (your child or even YOU), shake the jar, then sit and watch closely until all the glitter settles...gives a chance to calm down.

    • Ashley Gilson

      a 'calm down jar' - shake the jar & the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. (use plastic jar so if it gets thrown in a fit of anger you don't have glitter everywhere!)How to make: Just mix 1 tablespoon of glitter glue, per 1 cup of hot water, add extra glitter (I used an extra small tub). A note: The first Mind Jar I made was red and Pix didn’t like it. She told me that red was “an angry color” and then requested a blue Mind Jar “because blue is like the happy ocean”.

    • Elizabeth Lynch-Ceniceros

      calm jar-shake the jar when mad and wait till all the glitter settles

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