happy family habit #8 - establish a chatting spot. Part of a great series on the little things families can do to be happier together.

Printable: Age Appropriate Chores for Kids


how to bully-proof your kids - good info. here

Last Friday we started talked about mindful parenting (specifically 4 powerful mantras for families) and I promised we’d be back with more helpful stuff this week. Before we delve into a few more things that have worked for our family this week, I wanted to take today to remind you guys of the entire series we …

...things I know now

7 things to teach children if they get lost.

Good list

5 ways to get kids to listen - perfect for preschoolers and under. MUST pin this one!

No one wants a spoiled child, but we all want our kids to know they are loved. Luckily giving kids what they need most doesn't have to cost a penny! Don't miss these five important ways to lavish love on your children without creating a sense of entitlement.

Another pinner said "I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my children.

Tired of your kids being rude and disrespectful? Yelling and punishment do not teach your kids to be respectful. Here are 7 positive ways to respond!

things to teach your kids before their first date. i especially loved the boy list. wish more parents of boys would teach them these things.

9 Things We Should Get Rid of to Help Our Kids — We are THAT Family

Positive parenting - go-to phrases for nurturing a happy, independent kid. I appreciate how this empowers kids and gives parents time to soak in the situation without having to jump in with a solution or lecture.

A hilarious list of things one mom uses when her kids leave their stuff out all over the house.

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

These things matter.

8 ways to stop sibling rivalry TODAY!

When and how to start an allowance