7 Core Following Directions Activities for Kids That’ll Improve Listening
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7 Core Following Directions Activities for Kids That’ll Improve Listening

Inside: Quick and easy following directions activities for kids that will help them practice self-control, emotional regulation and improve listening skills. There was a joke traveling around years ago from Carrie On Y’all that said, “Maybe if I start yelling ‘Get your shoes on!’ the night before, we could get to school on time the…

100+ Printable Chore Cards for Kids to Teach Responsibility, Helpfulness and Independence
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100+ Printable Chore Cards for Kids to Teach Responsibility, Helpfulness and Independence

Inside this post: How to use printable chore cards for kids to teach responsibility, promote independence and encourage hard-work. I sat in the car driving the kids to preschool, when she said something brilliant. “How would it feel to have your kids grow into adults who could make good choices without a threat, bribe or…

31 Printable Affirmation Cards for Kids – They’ll Actually Use
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31 Printable Affirmation Cards for Kids – They’ll Actually Use

Inside: There’s huge benefit to using children’s affirmation cards if done with a few important concepts in mind. But, there are a three big mistakes I notice. Post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Affirmation cards for kids seem…

How to Stop Toddler Hitting – The Simple & Easy Way!
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How to Stop Toddler Hitting – The Simple & Easy Way!

The hitting and toddler aggression seemed to come out of nowhere. First it was the toddler biting, and shortly thereafter came the toddler hitting. I can wholeheartedly tell you, I’ve been through the full gamut with both my kids — hitting, kicking, biting and spitting. No matter what toddler behavior you’re dealing with, I can…

The Most Important Words You’ll Ever Say to Your Upset Child.
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The Most Important Words You’ll Ever Say to Your Upset Child.

I’m already feeling uncomfortable. My stomach twists in a knot as my heart thuds against my chest. Bugs may as well be crawling up the back of my neck. It’s like that. My daughter’s been screaming on and off for the better part of two hours. I can hear her again in the background now,…

After Holiday Meltdowns: Why They Happen and How to Help Your Child
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After Holiday Meltdowns: Why They Happen and How to Help Your Child

I was waiting for it – the after holiday attitude from my son. It didn’t happen right away like last year. This year, it happened after we returned home from our Christmas break travels. I was getting ready to take the laundry upstairs, and there he stood on the stairwell landing…swaying, anticipating, eager to tell…