When the kids do their chores right away, with a good attitude and do them according to “mom’s standards” I reward them with a few points. They save these points and then at least once a week we open the family “store”.
Three Unbelievably Simple Parenting Ideas: 1) Children need a minimum of 8 touches a day to feel connected to a parent. 2) Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent. 3) There are nine minutes during the day that can have the greatest impact on a child: the first three minutes right after they wake up, the three minutes after they come home from school, and the last three minutes of the day before they go to bed.
7 things not to say to your toddler and suggestions on what to say instead... I wish everyone who deals with a child at anytime would read this! When you tell a child "no", "stop that", "don't do that" all day... I would tune you out too!!!
Spreading Kindness- Raising Kids Who Serve: Exciting way to celebrate a birthday & teach a lesson on kindness for kids of ALL ages! Find out what one family did to impact their community! sunshineandhurricanes.com
How to Raise a Low Media Child (Without Going Insane
Great post about how to raise a low-media child without going insane. Superb tips on setting up your child's play environment to encourage independent, creative, exploratory play. And awesome quote: "Active toys make passive kids. Passive toys make active kids."