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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

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

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

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