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Interesting article. Good idea take away: when the kids do something that isn't kind, loving, safe, etc., tell them what they did that wasn't okay and then ask them to tell you something they have done that is kind, loving, safe, etc. Helps everyone to see them as capable, gives them a blessing instead of a put-down.

The Day I Realized I Was Bullying My Kids - and how I got out of the yelling cycle

I had been putting down my kids with my body, my voice, my face. It made me feel bad, which added to the bad feelings – you know. I needed out of this horrible cycle.

64 Positive Things to Say to Kids - Print

64 Positive Things to Say to Kids

Encouraging Words for Kids - You never know the words that your kids will carry with them the rest of their lives. Add more positivity and encouragement with this list.

Such emotional outbursts tend to last for anything from 30 seconds to a few minutes or even a few hours. Though emotional outbursts are a part of growing up, sometimes dealing with an emotional child can leave you feeling frustrated. Here we present you ten effective ways on how to deal with emotional kids

Behavior Archives - MomJunction

Such emotional outbursts tend to last for anything from 30 seconds to a few minutes or even a few hours. Though emotional outbursts are a part of growing up, sometimes dealing with an emotional child can leave you feeling frustrated. Here we present you ten effective ways on how to deal with emotional kids

25 Everyday Ways to Teach Kids Resiliency

Teaching Resilience - 25 Everday Ideas for Teaching Kids Resilience

The list below is not your typical “do and don’t” list but rather a set of prompts to begin reflecting on ways we can teach children resilience through simple interactions every day.

Kids need confidence and security in their life. Routines are necessary for kids to live in a secure environment. Find our how adding a routine to your family's daily life can transform your home into a happier one! #kids #parenting www.pintsizedtreasures.com

How to Be Super Mom in the Eyes of Your Kids · Pint-sized Treasures

Can You be a Super Mom in Your Child's Eyes? Being a supermom has gotten a bad rap the past few years... Instead, we as moms are now being pressured to "just be real." And I get it. We don't want to be fake...plastic...or devote our life to becoming

How I ALWAYS get my kids to school on time...and without any yelling! If it works for us, it may just work for you too!

How I ALWAYS Get My Kids to School On Time

I’m not gonna lie: the transition from two kids to three was a tough one. Trying to figure out a new little person on top of maintaining a sense of normalcy for the other two kidlets who’ve been around for awhile threw me in a way that I had not mentally prepared for. One big […]

Have this conversation before you send your baby back to school

Have This Conversation Before You Send Your Baby Back To School

Originally published August 28, 2011Hey Baby.Tomorrow is a big day. Third Grade – wow.Chase - When I was in third grade, there was a little boy in my class named Adam.Adam looked ...

The Sweetest Way to Tell Your Kids the Truth About Santa

The Sweetest Way to Tell Your Kids the Truth About Santa

Santa is everywhere you look during the holiday season, and that can be confusing for children. Seeing so many Santas inevitably brings up the question,

5 Reasons Toddlers Won’t Follow Our Directions | Janet Lansbury

5 Reasons Toddlers Won't Follow Our Directions - Janet Lansbury

Parents often ask me, “Why won’t my kids listen?” What they really mean is, “Why won’t they follow my directions?” Children are ready to listen, primed from birth to begin decoding our words and intuiting our unspoken messages. They are also unique individuals who quickly develop ideas, opinions and wills of their own. Babies and … Continued

Welcome to the holiday season – the time of year when we celebrate with family, food, commercialism, and putting young children in impossibly hard situations and then expecting them to act li…

Can We Please Stop Gaslighting Our Kids?

Welcome to the holiday season - the time of year when we celebrate with family, food, commercialism, and putting young children in impossibly hard situations and then expecting them to act like little

the important thing about yelling #handsfreemama

The Important Thing About Yelling

I cherish the notes I receive from my children—whether they are scribbled with a Sharpie on a yellow sticky note or written in perfect penmanship on lined paper. But the Mother’s Day poem I received from my 9-year-old daughter was especially meaningful. In fact, the first line of the poem caused my breath to catch as […]

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Child's Immune System -

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Child's Immune System - Savory Lotus

Seven simple steps you can take TODAY to boost your child's immune system - giving them an extra boost just in time for cold and flu season.

What DO We Do Then?

What DO we do Instead of Punishment? | Racheous

Probably the most frequently asked question I get asked by readers in comments of shares of my parenting posts is “what do you do then?” How do respectful parents parent without punishment and other forms of manipulation? When they hear that we don’t spank, yell, force manners, use time out, take possessions, manipulate or bribe they […]

7 Signs You're Overparenting

7 Signs You're Overparenting

Can you be "too good" of a parent?Reader Katherine W. says she's worried she has been overparenting or pampering her kids. "I tried to do the

HERE ARE SOME LIES PEOPLE TELL YOU ABOUT INFANT SLEEP

Here are some lies people tell you about infant sleep - Sweet Madeleine

Sleep training isn't always the right choice. Here's why you should follow your gut, listen to your instincts and let your baby sleep like a baby.