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How many activities are too much for a child? This expert advice may surprise you!

How Many Activities Are Too Much for a Child?

This approach of analyzing what could be causing behaviors and the mindful/positive techniques for addressing them is WONDERFUL - love the free printable worksheet that's included too!

A Positive Parenting Approach for Changing Kids' Challenging Behaviors - Modern Parents Messy Kids

Ways to encourage your child and give praise to encourage them to believe in their abilities and have a growth mindset

Mackinac Island Taxi Ride by Keith Stokes

Fine Motor Skills Development with 50 Cool DIY Toys- on Lalymom - I totally want to make some of these!

50 COOL DIY Toys for Fine Motor Skills Development

Easy Beginner Scissor Practice Idea - Sammy Snip on Fine Motor Friday - The kids love to give him a haircut!

Simple Cutting Practice Activity - Snipping Sammy Scissors - LalyMom

How to Make Emotions Discovery Bottles - Inspired by Disney Pixar's Inside Out

Emotions Discovery Bottles Inspired By Disney's Inside Out - LalyMom

Moms Guide to teaching kids to share #preschool

Mom's Guide: How to Teach Kids to Share plus Sharing Activities

When your child is testing their boundaries what do you do?

When Young Children Push Boundaries

Sensory Processing Explained | Oral Input

Sensory Processing Explained | Oral Sensory System - Lemon Lime Adventures

Classic color sorting activity with felt pouches to encourage fine motor skills. #toddler #finemotor

Felt Color Sorting Busy Bag

Teaching Kids about Courage

Ways to Teach Kids Courage

Check out these 7 simple tricks for getting your kid to stop whining.

7 Ways to Stop Your Kid From Whining – Idealist Mom

Encourage conversation and build language with this free printable set of questions and prompts about everyday objects - great for kids with autism and hyperlexia from And Next Comes L

50 Everyday Objects Questions & Prompts to Build Language Skills {Free Printable}

Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally. Why, how?

Using Loose Parts for Play. Learning Naturally

Learn with Play at Home: Speech therapy. How to develop your child's speech with play.

Speech therapy. How to develop your child's speech with play.

how to eliminate bickering --> no joke. this parenting trick has been HUGE for keeping us smiling (most of the time) . .. have used it for 5 years now.

how to eliminate bickering

If your little one is ready to start potty training, and you have no idea where to start or what to do, this collection of 12 helpful potty training tips are for you. From effective motivators to dealing with automatic flush toilets to travel toilets for long road trips, these potty training tips are all you need to ensure potty training success!

12 helpful potty training tips that work

First Communion Party Ideas

First Communion Party to Celebrate a Religious Milestone - Frog Prince Paperie

Lights, God, Kids Books, Confidence Kids, Kiddo Books, Kiddie Stuff

a must-read for raising confident kids: 'God Made Light' - teach mama

Easy Games to Build Language and Literacy Skills ~ #educationpossible

Easy Games to Build Language and Literacy Skills

Understanding Motor Development in Children: Hand Dominance. How do children become left-handed or right-handed? Learn from an expert in the field of occupational therapy!

Hand Dominance Understanding Motor Development

AAC awareness. Find out more about Augmentative and Alternative communication

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A New Visual Way for Kids to Learn to Tell Time with Madame Irma - In The Playroom

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