Family Fingerprint Ornament with salt dough

family fingerprint ornament: two cups flour one cup salt cold water mix until has consistency of play dough bake at 250 for two hours cool & spray with metallic paint

Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda.  Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!

Colorful Fizzy Fun: Pinner says "This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!

Santa Footprints = Baking soda and Glitter :)

Santa Footprints = Baking soda and Glitter . What a way to keep the magic alive! I hope I remember this someday! I think the Easter Bunny left these kind of foot prints too all over our house!

GREAT idea from This & That: bedtime passes for stockings. Let you stay up an extra 15 or 20 minutes.

Stocking Stuffer idea: This & That: bedtime passes for stockings. Let you stay up an extra 15 or 20 minutes.

19 Things We Should Say to Our Children.......often!

A beautiful reminder for parents with children of any age. They are listening. 19 things we need to say to our children consistently-one of the best lists I have seen.

Hospital birth hats in a keepsake shadow box

Baby hospital hats in a keepsake shadow box. Much better idea than leaving my now 18 yr. old son's newborn hat in storage box!

List of age appropriate skills & chores

I loved this life skills list! It gave me lots of ideas on things I want to work on with my kiddo, in fun ways. If more people knew how to do all of these things well before adult life, it would make the adjustment a lot easier.

hahahah... great.

I am this parent-I will remember this when my boys become teenagers!

Original pinner says:  "Each year our kids must choose ten old toys to put in their Santa bags.  These must be toys in decent shape that other kids would actually want.  We leave the bags under our tree on Christmas Eve.  Santa takes the old toys back to the North Pole to fix them up he leaves new toys in the bag.  I toss the toys in a black trash bag and hide them until I can drop them at Goodwill or a service center.  New toys are unwrapped in the bag.  Santa leaves a few "family gifts"…

Each year kids must choose ten old toys to put in their Santa bags. leave the bags under the tree on Christmas Eve. Santa takes the old toys back to the North Pole. Great way to declutter, recycle old toys, and teach the kids about giving.

Bully-proofing your kids - Starting when their son was 3, psychologist Tammy Hughes and her school psychologist husband started teaching him. At night, they'd say, "Tell me three good things that happened to you today." This helped him make the distinction between events and his feelings about them.

Once he had that mastered, they added, "Tell me three good things that happened to someone else (lesson: the world includes me and other people, their feelings and actions)."

Next they…

Bully-proofing your kids

Bully-proofing your kids - Starting when their son was psychologist Tammy Hughes and her school psychologist husband started teaching him. At night, they'd say, "Tell me three good things that happened to you today.

This woman has a journal for each of her children, filled with letters to the child and thoughts about them. She started each one the day they found out they were having (or adopting) the child.  
Cool idea. Nice college graduation gift.

This woman kept a journal for each of her children. She filled the journal with letters and thoughts she had about them. She started each journal the day she found out she was pregnant. She gave each child their journals the day they moved out.

Great advice/reminders for raising happy children

31 days to happier children. Didn't take time to read this yet - but everybody loves a happy child!

21 questions to ask your kid - would be fun to do every year on video and save.

21 questions to ask your kids. Oh, I can't WAIT to hear the answers to these. Write them down and give as a gift. Can work for fathers or grandparents too. Can even ask the same questions a few years down the road and see how the answers change.

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