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Family life

Activities and things to do for kids, or the whole family. Also, resources and articles related to family life. For learning-specific ideas & activities, see my "Smartypants" board. For art & craft ideas & activities, see my "Kid Craft" board.

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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 - Ben and Me
  • Ashley Pichea [Pichea Place]
    Ashley Pichea [Pichea Place]

    Love this - will definitely be repinning it! Be sure to check out my "Parenting Tips & Tricks" board for more great ideas!!

The Best Apology - How to say sorry like you mean it. Shift the wording a bit and these are also great principles for siblings and others, not just spouses.

The Best Apology - How to Say Sorry Like You Mean It

Do you respond to your child in a way that hurts them? Whether it’s to request, correct, direct, or instruct, how do they perceive you? We are all susceptible to these behaviors and in the long run, they will hurt our relationship with our children.

5 Responses That Hurt Our Children

Parenting quote! - Discipline - Problem solving - Punishment

Fun list of parent-child activites...I have all girls but there is no reason why list list couldn't be used for daughters, or used for dads.

Mother Son Bucket List

Post has a link to very creative "consequences"... Some are not applicable or appropriate for our family, but I want to mine that list for some ideas. Very creative.


Steps To Help Calm Yourself Down When Emotions Rise Up

Steps To Help Calm Yourself Down When Emotions Rise Up

How To Do Parent-Child Relationship Repair

How To Do Parent-Child Relationship Repair

Love is not nagging, yelling, and criticizing. It is not focusing on weaknesses to the exclusion of progress made. It is looking toward the future of our kids with hope and endurance. Remember, the days are long, but the years are short. Let’s spend that time cheering our kids on. The next time your child almost gets it right, celebrate the effort and watch him flourish. #parenting #heartparenting

6 things the happiest families all have in common

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Your kid and my kid are not playing in the pros...and essay on the insanity of kids' activities and their impact on family life

Your kid and my kid are not playing in the pros

How do sisters grow up to be best-friends? What can a mom do to encourage close friendship between daughters? Here are 5 ways to help girls become close! How Sisters Grow Into Good Friends: Encouraging a Strong Bond Between Girls ~ Club31Women

How Sisters Grow Into Good Friends: Encouraging a Strong Bond Between Girls

Beat the spring break blahs! Free Printable - no more "Mom, I'm Bored!". Simply hang it on your wall and point :).

Free Printable: No More “Mom, I’m Bored!”

for the momma of the strong willed child

For The Momma of the Strong-Willed Child - We are THAT Family

Your child is a beginner at conversation. Great ideas about the importance of listening, and strategies to teach kids how to have good conversations.

The Big Mistake Parents Make When Listening to Kids

Parents, It Is Time To Put on Your Big Girl/Boy Panties (the reality of parenting and sexual abuse)

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BIG feelings

Brené Brown on Blame - YouTube

Brené Brown on Blame

Food for thought, and there are some things that God wants us to take seriously.

Revive Bath & Body: Self-Control

parenting ideas

Encouraging Words - Positive Parenting Solutions

Why Your Kids' Appetites Matter // -- one thing we can consider, in order to bless or curse our children for the rest of their lives

Why Your Kids' Appetites Matter

Prerecorded video messages from family members are part of an apparently unique pilot program at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale aimed at helping dementia patients break through the morning fog of forgetfulness that can often cause them agitation and fear.

Adam Sandler movie inspires real-life program for dementia patients

"I know I'm ready to give feedback when..."

winning parenting