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10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child - These are really good ideas. Simple, everyday things.

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child - Simple, everyday things. This is a good refresher to read every once in awhile because you can sometimes get "stuck" in a cycle and forget the simplicity in the beauty of connecting.

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Children live what they learn. We as parents need to set examples that form our children into outstanding adults

My Own Mind: Atheist Parenting: Parents: A Challenge for You

2 week parent challenge: Be the best parent you can. Try using these parent challenges to reconnect.

Find the Positive: "Hugging hands" instead of don't hit. "Walking feet" instead of don't run. Make up your own: "Whisper voice" instead of stop yelling. "Mommy's listening" for the whining times. "Love time" as a break when child is upset, fussy or clinging (then give your child attention and cuddles). Teach respect and proper communication techniques. Remember to keep your patience too :)

Toddlers: How To Get Rid of NO! also good suggestions for early language development with nouns + verbs

5 Ways to be a More Productive Stay at Home Mom  1 wake up get dressed before kids  2 exercise 15 min (better attitude)  3 night before make a to do list for the day  4have a long term goal.(eat better, or a craft project)  5 tune out the t.v. find time to make that time more useful.

5 Ways to be a More Productive Stay at Home Mom. :) Summer stay at home mom?

"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!

Why I took all my kids toys away {& why they wont get them back}--a must read for any parent who has struggled with the problem of too much stuff!

Why I Took My Kids' Toys Away

Why I took all my kids toys away {& why they wont get them back}--a must read for any parent who has struggled with the problem too much stuff! This is an awesome idea.rotating toys instead of all of them out at one time :)

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!

8 Sentences that will change your child's life.

Great lessons to teach your children! - and good things to try and live your life by anyway

Money as You Grow: concepts to teach kids about money (by age)

How to teach kids about money - at home, in class and after school

20 things kids need to know about money. Activities by age group to help your child learn to live a financially smart life.

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.

Can you really help your children build strong relationships with their siblings? In the days of "he pushed me" and "she touched my chair" the idea of a sibling bond seems ludicrous. But it's not! These tips will help you keep your eye on the prize!

How to Encourage a Strong Sibling Relationship (and end those pesky sibling fights)

What to do When Someone is Mean to Your Child

What to do When Someone is Mean to Your Child

What to do when someone is mean to your child: "This sounds neither motherly nor Christiany, but here’s the deal: I hate mean kids. I hate them. I want to gather them all up by the nape of the neck and flick them in the head, one by one.

Life Skills For Children: We have compiled 10 skills for you that will help you understand the importance of life skills for children which are very useful and universally acknowledged for kids to learn. #parenting:

10 Important Tips To Teach Life Skills For Kids

10 Important Tips To Teach Life Skills For Kids 10 Important Life Skills Every Child Should Know. This is a great list of skills. A lot of them are fun to learn, and provide excellent bonding opportunities.

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