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5 Signs of Reactive Parenting + How to Regain Your Calm

5 Signs of Reactive Parenting + How to Regain Your Calm

“STOP FIGHTING!  YOU HAVE BOTH LOST SCREEN TIME!” you scream at your kids.  You are frustrated and exhausted, and you feel guilty for yelling AGAIN at your children.   You let your emotions get the best of you and you’re ready for a...

8 Highly Sensitive Child Parenting Strategies

8 Highly Sensitive Child Parenting Strategies

Your child is crying...again. This time, over something that seems trivial to you. You may think your child overreacts to everything. But, it could be something different. It could be that your child is highly sensitive. There is a lot of discussion about how to help...

100 Conversation Starters for Kids

100 Conversation Starters for Kids

Sometimes, as parents, we get into a monotonous and very robotic way of interacting with our kids.  You want them to feel loved and connected, but are out of creative things to talk about.  You ask the same, old questions and they give you the same, old...

How to Help an Anxious Child: 5 Tips + Books and Resources

How to Help an Anxious Child: 5 Tips + Books and Resources

If you're looking for ways to help an anxious child, you're in the right place. I am not a psychologist, nor am I a doctor.  But I am someone who spent most of my personal and professional working years around children.  Foster children, students, children recovering...

A Happy Home:  What it REALLY Takes

A Happy Home: What it REALLY Takes

When I started to think about writing a 31-day series on household happiness ( 31 Days to Household Happiness), I had to brainstorm what my idea of a happy home was.  I came up with a list of things that I believe contribute to a happy and peaceful home. The series...

Coping Skills for Kids:  Simple Ways to Help Kids Manage Emotions

Coping Skills for Kids: Simple Ways to Help Kids Manage Emotions

There are so many articles outlining what parents should and shouldn’t do when it comes to improving coping skills for kids.  It can be overwhelming and tiring to sift through all of the advice out there. There are doodle pads and worksheets to help kids manage their...

9 Best Parenting Books You Don’t Want to Miss!

9 Best Parenting Books You Don’t Want to Miss!

Parenting is often a juggling act.  You question if you're doing the right thing, at the right time, while maintaining a good connection and relationship with your child.  One thing that I have learned is that I benefit from reading about parenting for inspiration and...

99 Activities to Do With Kids

99 Activities to Do With Kids

Kids are constantly on the go.  Their energy is boundless and their zest for life is contagious.  One of the best things about having kids is that they can bring out the child in us. However, it's easy for parents to get bored with the same old activities. I've been...