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.
Quiet Time Boxes for each day of the week. (Could give to your child if they won't take a nap but need the relaxation time; two to three books and a toy or activity in each box; choose things they don't play with very often.)
Positive attention. Never underestimate its power. (This could work SO much better than constantly pointing out when a child has failed or been "naughty"...) Love Love Love This!! Positive reinforcement is so much more successful!
How I get my kids to clean their room: 8 simple battle strategies. Very interesting article about one moms battle to get her kids to keep their room clean, and the 8 strategies that have worked for her.
Are you a happy mom? Who couldn't use a little more happiness in their life? Here are 17 habits of VERY happy moms to help you be happier! From taking breaks with the gals to spending cuddle time with your kids, these habits make for a good, happy read. What are your tips for being a happy mom? #HappyMom #MommieTips
My family could have used this -To teach manners at the table! Any time someone at the table does something bad (burp, reach across the table, get up from the table, etc.) They get the pig. Whoever is the last one with the pig has to clear the whole table.