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1) Kids need a minimum of 8 touches a day to feel connected to a parent. If they’re going through a challenging time, it’s a min. of 12 a day. Such as-fixing a collar, a pat on shoulder, a simple hug. 2) Each day children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent.  3) 9 minutes for greatest impact on a child: the first 3 minutes–right after they wake up the 3 minutes after they come home from school, and the last 3 minutes of the day, before they go to bed.

Three Unbelievably Simple Parenting Ideas: Children need a minimum of 8 touches a day to feel connected to a parent. Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent. There are nine minutes during the day that can have

"100 Things to Teach a Girl" So precious. I can't wait to teach my future daughter these things :)

100 Things to Teach a Girl This made my eyes water. I cant wait to teach my daughter all of these :) One day. hope mommy and I can write 100 things to each other!

Hold the door...lessons for my kids.

I want to teach this to my daughter, just as my mom taught them to me. by Aeerdna

Sometimes it's good to listen. Really listen. To your kids. Take a moment to talk with your kids this week. Ask a few questions. Listen. Learn. Love. You may be surprised at what you find out!

Q is for 10 Great Questions to Ask Your Kids

Sometimes it's good to listen. Really listen. To your kids. Take a moment to talk with your kids this week. Ask a few questions. You may be surprised at what you find out! I think this can apply even to adult children!

5 Things You MUST Tell Your Kids Before You Die

5 Things You Must Tell Your Kids Before You Die

5 Things You Must Tell Your Kids Before You Die. "Parent or not. Everyone should read this." (To my own children-you are my heart.

In a world full of entitlement, how do we teach our children to be accountable for their actions?

Teaching your children accountability

In a world full of entitlement, how do we teach our children to be accountable for their actions? How to teach your child accountability.(pinning for my reference)

Great article about entitlement-As soon as your kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and then gracefully hold them responsible to follow through.

Great article about entitlement-As soon as your kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and then gracefully hold them responsible story of my life with this boy!

A better way to say sorry (EsteticNurer blog). (I’m sorry for…, This is wrong because…, In the future, I will…, Will you forgive me?) - with examples.

A Better Way to Say Sorry

A better way to say sorry! This totally works! - An amazing article on the 4 step process way to apologize. Every parent and every teacher needs to read this. Written about the classroom but needs to be incorporated in the home too!

How NOT to raise a brat.  Remain calm, cool & collected. Remain calm, cool & collected... Great Article.

Raising respectful kids

My "pseudo kids" need a lesson in this! How to raise respectful children article

How to Raise Thankful Kids in an Entitled World via @Heather @ Raising Mighty Arrows  #parenting

How to Raise Thankful Kids in an Entitled World via Creswell @ Raising Mighty Arrows .thankfully I have thankful kids !

Asked and Answered. Stop the nagging with those 3 simple words. Gotta try this.

End child nagging & negotiating with just three simple words. It only takes three simple words: “Asked and Answered.

I had this ideal in my head of myself as a mother and how my children would respond to me. When they didn’t do what I told them to with good attitudes and in good time, I didn’t know what to do....

What's Wrong With Controlling Our Children?

What's Wrong With Controlling Our Children? - The Better Mom I had this ideal in my head of myself as a mother and how my children would respond to me. When they didn’t do what I told them to with good attitudes and in good time, I didn’t know what to do.

Three questions to ask your children before bed. What made you smile? What did you learn? What made you sad?

3 Questions to Ask Your Child Every Night

Use your nighttime routine to foster open communication with your child. What is one thing that made you smile today? What is one thing that made you cry today? What is one thing you learned today?

20 Questions to ask your children when you're putting them to bed to help develop your relationship- these are sweet.

20 Pillow Talk Questions for You and Your Child

20 pillow talk questions to use at bedtime (or in the car or at dinner) to help build your relationship kids

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