Your child receives a quarter each time he helps out. Then he can "buy" from the house "store." Teach him about money & responsibility.

SO CUTE!

Great reward system for children

Starting with age 5, have a family rule that your child makes their bed every day--and then don't fix their work. Let them struggle and feel proud of their efforts--you'll be surprised how quickly they get good at it! It will be a habit before long and your home will be neater, too! * This post has 100+ ideas to help you tame the chaos in your home (and your life)--this is just one tip! #organize #harvardhomemaker

Cute way to teach shoe tying

Quiet Boxes for when children stop napping:

Old baby wipes container as a snack box for a long car trip - 1 for each kid LOVE THIS IDEA!!

you gotta start this now!! keep a sample of child's signature every school year

Put a few 20 dollars bills in the album a year and give it to your child as a graduation gift. That way you dont drain your bank account as graduation gets closer, you have already started saving for it since the birth! I LOVE this idea although I'm already a little behind!

Chore Chart http://www.bostonparentspaper.com/

Polka Dot Bath. Craft foam circles from craft store sticks to tub when wet!

send a kid's drawing to this company and they send you back a toy! So cool! There's a site that does the same thing but with a picture of your dog but it costs $100

Inside the lid, kids' potty seat from Home Depot....that really is pretty smart

DIY Childrens grocery store. awwww...

Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually

Hands to Remember---trace your child's hand every first day of school.

That mom is awesome. Children before processions. You can always buy a new couch, but you only have one life with your child.

So here are 15 fabulous ideas you can use as an alternative to TV – quick to put together play ideas, very little mess, and great for when you need something fun for the children to do, giving you time for a few chores.

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I must have one for my 2nd child

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