100 ways to be kind to your child. I'm thinking you could print this, stick it on the fridge door and try to live it everyday. What would you add for #100?


Do you respond to your child in a way that hurts them? Whether it’s to request, correct, direct, or instruct, how do they perceive you? We are all susceptible to these behaviors and in the long run, they will hurt our relationship with our children.

Parent or not. Everyone should read this.

A few new ways to loosen the reigns and be a fun mom!

Anger With Kids: Here are some suggestions that can help you stay calm and know how to control anger with kids. #Parenting

10 things not to say to your kids. All of these are excellent and I totally agree. I hate when parents just dismiss their child by telling them not to ask why or threatening to tell the other parent...

11 Ways To Raise A Grateful Child...

things our kids will always remember

Why Do Kids Whine? - Positive Parenting Solutions

9 activity suggestions perfect for encouraging children to discharge their big emotions safely and in socially acceptable ways.

25 ways to be a calm parent. I need this.

How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don't Listen - "You can’t punish a kid into better behavior. So while it’s certainly tempting, taking everything away from your child is unlikely to be effective." Learn some parenting techniques that might actually work from Megan Devine, LCPC. For more Pins on parenting difficult kids, see: http://www.pinterest.com/addfreesources/difficult-children-of-all-ages-adhd-odd-cd-and-asp/

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.

List of tasks children can master, by age, to gradually gain independence

The abc's to being a good parent. I'm doing a pretty good job, but there's always room for improvement! I'm lacking in the patience and play departments. I haven't been able to "play" in a carefree manner like other kids since I was 6 or 7. I've studied my peers/ other parents for years, but I can't get the hang of it. Laid back attitude, yes. But care free playing? Not sure....

I love this. "I love you too much to let you behave like that."

This is a VERY good list!

20 Parenting Tips Every Parent Needs to Know - Dirt and Boogers