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Toddler Approved!: My Favorite Tip to Stop Sibling Fighting

My Favorite Tip to Stop Sibling Fighting

A calm down plan to help children of all ages learn to manage big emotions in socially acceptable ways.

5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions: Printable | Childhood101

9 activity suggestions perfect for encouraging children to discharge their big emotions safely and in socially acceptable ways.

9 Calm Down Ideas for Kids | Childhood101

Making a Fruit Loop necklace is such a simple way to entertain the kids!

Thread a Fruit Loop Necklace | hands on : as we grow

The Important Lesson We're Not Teaching Our Kids. We are constantly teaching our children - little things and big things - in hopes that they will grow up to be really great, happy, kind and considerate adults. But there's one lesson we're not teaching our kids.

Looking for more activities to do with your infant? Check out these 16 grasp and release activities for infants! #15 is fun and delicious!

Grasp and Release Fun for Infants

Basic Life Skills for Kids to Know

Basic Life Skills for Kids to Know - Specifically Preschoolers

So true - NEVER DO THIS - it will come back to haunt you!!

The Biggest Potty Training Mistake I Ever Made - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Family jobs and money jobs both have their place in teaching kids responsibility - get tips on how to use them effectively

Establishing family jobs and money jobs

Stolen Credit Card Number? Some tips on what to do.

Credit Card Number Stolen?

Lists of chores kids at every age can do to help out - especially like the suggestions for the 2+ ages... There's also a cool chore game idea that helps foster a sense of gratefulness in kids.

Children’s Chores by age

Simple, time-saving ideas on organizing, designing, eating, and parenting - love them all!

30 Tips to Make Life Easier & Better - Modern Parents Messy Kids

No prep fine motor play for kids using muffin tins from And Next Comes L

Muffin Tin Geoboard

Some of these Easter crafts are so simple but so cute for toddlers. Great Easter ideas.

Easy Easter Activities For Toddlers - No Time For Flash Cards

Homemade DIY sensory book for babies - simple to make instructions and a lovely gift.

DIY baby sensory book - NurtureStore

Lots of fun matching, sorting and color mixing ideas.

30 Fun Ways To Teach Colors - No Time For Flash Cards

Lego Calm Down Jar...2 ingredients. the glitter settle and the minifigure rise!

LEGO Calm Down Jar - Lemon Lime Adventures

How to Stop Yelling: Making a Family Commitment Jar *going to try this over the summer.

How To Stop Yelling: Family Commitment Jar

Kids + Allowance: The 3-Way Split Trick *Love the Monday thing too...

Sing it with Me Friends: Money Mondays

{i am thankful} printable writing prompt

a thankful heart :: a thanksgiving activity for kids

{Foster Your Child’s Ability to Concentrate} *And find some sanity in the day. Ha.

Foster Your Child’s Ability to Concentrate

DIY Fine Motor Skills Activity For The Kids - FSPDT

DIY Fine Motor Skills Activity For The Kids - FSPDT

Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend // Organizational Resolution *I am so doing this

Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend

A homemade money saving jar made out of a dishwasher tabs container from Costco! This has been a great tool to help our girls weigh their spending choices and came in very handy for saving up for our trip to Disney!

Disney, Here we come!

Big art projects are fun but everyday activities are simpler. How many of these 75 activities for 3 year olds have you done with your kids?

75 Everyday Activities For 3 Year Olds - No Time For Flash Cards