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…

How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling
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How to Stop a Power Struggle in Public without Bribing, Threatening or Yelling

I don’t know why a trip to the grocery store with my oldest always results in a public temper tantrum, but it does. For the longest time, he would exhibit something close to a mental breakdown over the kiddie shopping carts. Whomever invented those is the bane of my existence. My son is a strong-willed…

This Playful Parenting Game Is the Best Way to End Power Struggles
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This Playful Parenting Game Is the Best Way to End Power Struggles

Inside: How to end power struggles using a playful parenting game with your kids. Plus, learn 4 reasons why this positive parenting strategy works so well. Since becoming parents, my husband and I regularly battle what we lovingly refer to as ‘the witching hours.’ It’s the time from late afternoon until early evening when our…

One Genius Phrase Every Parent Needs When Their Kids Says, “I Can’t.”
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One Genius Phrase Every Parent Needs When Their Kids Says, “I Can’t.”

Inside: Learn one phrase that will help you build problem solving skills in kids this school year. If your child says, “I can’t” or wants to give up, this is the best response. I took two sips of coffee, sat on the couch and immediately noticed my strong-willed child creeping down the stairs. The scowl…