kids hears 432 neg comments/day (vs 32 positive ones). how many times do you say No or Don’t? confusing (what does she want me to do?). reinforces negative behavior. doesn't hear what you want her to do. discouraging. If 93% feedback during day were negative, you'd feel how kids feel: discouraged. shift percentages: Calmly state what want child to DO. (“Please use walking feet in house") Find opp to say YES! (“The park sounds fun! saturday or monday?” “YES, wh

kids hears 432 neg comments/day (vs 32 positive ones). how many times do you say No or Don’t? confusing (what does she want me to do?). reinforces negative behavior. doesn't hear what you want her to do. discouraging. If 93% feedback during day were negative, you'd feel how kids feel: discouraged. shift percentages: Calmly state what want child to DO. (“Please use walking feet in house") Find opp to say YES! (“The park sounds fun! saturday or monday?” “YES, wh

Wow, when you look at it this way, it really does go by quickly.I commit that I will spend all the time I can making this time together the best!

Wow, when you look at it this way, it really does go by quickly.I commit that I will spend all the time I can making this time together the best!

When our children misbehave it can be very frustrating. Step away and take some deep relaxing breathes. Once you are calm then you can approach your child and discuss their conflict. Ask them about how they are feeling and what caused the problem. Most important is that you listen to them, don’t judge and respect their feelings. #parenting #quotes

When our children misbehave it can be very frustrating. Step away and take some deep relaxing breathes. Once you are calm then you can approach your child and discuss their conflict. Ask them about how they are feeling and what caused the problem. Most important is that you listen to them, don’t judge and respect their feelings. #parenting #quotes

10 tips for teaching children how to follow directions in the classroom or home. Love these parenting tips for how to get kids to listen to instructions!

10 tips for teaching children how to follow directions in the classroom or home. Love these parenting tips for how to get kids to listen to instructions!

{25 Ways to Stay Calm as a Parent}  This one was my favorite:  Be Grateful. Many of you mentioned that reminding yourself of how special it is to have a child is the best way to calm yourself down. Savoring the little moments. Being grateful for the time we have with our children. These are all big, heart-filled reminders of what it really means to be a parent, even when times are challenging.

{25 Ways to Stay Calm as a Parent} This one was my favorite: Be Grateful. Many of you mentioned that reminding yourself of how special it is to have a child is the best way to calm yourself down. Savoring the little moments. Being grateful for the time we have with our children. These are all big, heart-filled reminders of what it really means to be a parent, even when times are challenging.

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