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New Uses for Old Things: Kids Edition

Decide how many more bites of dinner your child has to eat before being excused. Let your child roll so he’s the one in control.

Start to finish kids plate. Work your way through dinner to uncover the treat at the end. Genius!

from Club 31 Women

How to Build Up Your Marriage, Child, and Home . . . One Word at a Time {with 3 Free Printables}

Do you recognize the need to build up your children every day, too? This list of phrases will encourage the child who hears them from a sincere parent. There are so many “voices” in this world telling our kids they don’t measure up. Behind every young child who believes in him, is a parent who believed in him first. Let’s go on the offensive and help our girls and boys see how truly wonderful they are. ~ Club31Women

Calm Down Jar – A creative approach to time-out. Child first shakes the jar to get their frustrations out, then they’re asked to wait until the glitter has all settled on the bottom. That’s when time-out is over. I think I need one of these… @ Do It Yourself Remodeling Ideas

from DIY & Crafts

150 Dollar Store Organizing Ideas and Projects for the Entire Home - DIY &...

What a fun way to get kids to clean up- assign a specific type of toy (books, dolls, dress-up, etc) a number, 1-6. Have kids roll the dice to find which toy they need to pick up. If you have more than 6 categories of toys, just make another list of 6 (this is smart in case they roll the same number!)

from Sammy Approves

100+ Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids

Creating a strong parent-child bond is something that will carry with your child to adulthood. Here are over 100 fun and easy ways to bond…

from Positively Splendid {Crafts, Sewing, Recipes and Home Decor}

Dinnertime Doodle Mats (SSG Idea #16

I LOVE this idea. Make a wipe-off placemat for each kid to sit down and draw out their day while I cook dinner. Then it gives us something to talk about while we eat! Can download them on this site. Adorable!