Calming jar: tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom.

LOVE THIS ~~ Positive reinforcement ~~ Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it’s full. This is exactly what I need instead of focusing on the bad.

I should do this. Better then keeping in a box. Love this idea!

Bored board

Make Cleaning Fun For Kids With A Simple DIY Chore Chart | A Spotted Pony

Magnetic alphabet trays make learning on the go a breeze. | 31 Clever And Inexpensive Ideas For Teaching Your Child At Home

I NEEDED THIS when I was a kid!!!! Do your kids hate getting shots? Give Buzzy a try. Vibrates and contains ice pack to confuse bodies nerves and distract/take away the pinch or poke of the needle. I will be buying this before we go again.

School Paperwork Storage for each Child - Smart!

someday i'll be the cool mom who shows her kids how to make one of these. :) Under the table hammock

Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe-Made this 3/27/13....We make a lot of play-dough. This was definitely our favorite! The smells made it amazing :)

such a good idea!

very helpful. You do not get paid for chores because it's an expected part of being a family. Allowance is teaching children how to manage money. Thank you, Pinterest. Now I have a place to start.

Time out glitter jar. Shake it up. When the glitter falls to the bottom time out is over. It's calming to watch glitter too :)

Did you know...If you write a letter to your child's favorite Disney character they will right back and send an autographed picture. This is the address.

lego table out of ikea lack table ($7.99) with four base plates glued to the top

Uh-Oh chores for when kids are naughty, whiny, tattle-tailing, etc. BRILLIANT. we all could use one of these!

Give your child their own mailbox outside their bedroom and leave them letters and tiny presents.

For later toddler years: The "You Shall Not Pass" sign. A visual limit to how much toilet paper the child can take! Great for potty training!

how to prepare your child for kindergarten

20 Questions to ask your children when you're putting them to bed to help develop your relationship. I really love this!

Free Printable! Ask the same 20 questions year after year (1-18, but probably age 3 or 4 is a great age to start) and see how your child's responses change year to year. Makes a great keepsake to give to them when they turn 18.