Category: Practical Tips

Tips From Two Year Olds

Get excited! There’s always something new to learn. Make a mess! You can clean up later. Explore! There’s a great big world around you. Dance! It doesn’t matter whether you dance well or not, just dance! Play with your food! Get your fingers in…

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS

“Oh, no! I forgot Mrs. So-and-so.” Yes, I’ve said that before. Bet you have, too. Or, “Mom, I need a gift for a party I’m going to.” You’ve heard that, haven’t you? Many years ago I thought it was weird that my mother had a…

Picture Books and More

I’ve mentioned that I’m now on Pinterest. I find it useful in several areas of my life. Today I want to share my Pinterest Picture Books Reviews Board with you. Gentle Chapter Books 17 Unexpectedly Awesome Books for Boys Books That Teach Kindness (and…

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

12 Things You MUST Remember

Yes, I’m back with my lists! If you’re not sure about any of these please leave a comment. I’ll be delighted to explain!   • How to be silly. • Ways to honor your child’s feelings. • When to be a good loser. •…

More Stuff Parents Need to Know

More Stuff Parents Need to Know, Practice, Remember:  How to help children understand the relationship between actions (behavior)                      and consequences—both good and bad.  That your encouragement is oxygen to your child’s heart….

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 3

In The Five Love Languages of Children we’ve been learning how to fully communicate our love for our children in a language they will best understand. Click HERE to review the 5 Love Languages. Click HERE for the introduction to this series. Today’s question…

14 Powerful Ways to Show Your Children You Love Them

1. Touch them when you speak to them. 2. Look them in the eyes when you speak to them. 3. Stop! Listen when they speak to you. 4. Thank them for helping. 5. Smile big while you mess up their hair. 6. Tickle! Tickle!…

More Things To Remember

1. Academic success during grade school or high school doesn’t always indicate success in college. 2. When to bite their tongues. 3. Their child’s favorite dessert. 4. Dozens of ways to say, “I love you!” 5. That after they are grown most children are…

Pointers: Talking to Children

When talking with your children follow these pointers from Jo Frost (Supernanny) in her book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children. (Page 73) • Don’t scream and shout. Use the Voice of Authority [*] for bad behavior • Praise your child…

11 Quick & Easy Desserts

Pudding and fruit parfaits – use clear glasses or clear disposable cups for easy cleanup. Pudding and cookie crumb parfaits – use up those broken cookie pieces. Berries and whipped topping – serve in a bowl or an ice cream cone. Refrigerated cookie dough…

Sick Days Fun Box

Don’t you hate it when your little ones are sick? And don’t you hate it when they feel much better and want to be up & busy, but can’t? What do you do—read to them all day? Or let them have perpetual screen time?…

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