A Simple Tool for a More Positive Home

A Simple Tool for a More Positive Home

Warm fuzzy jar       “Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.” -Gary Smalley

Warm fuzzy jar “Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.” -Gary Smalley

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positive parenting

Teaching kids to be kind isn’t a simple three-step lesson plan that fits every kid. Teaching kids kindness is messy, unexpected and requires that we, ahem, show kindness ourselves.   Teaching kids about kindness is an ongoing lesson that requires intentionality and ongoing grace.  That's because unkind words seem to jump out of nowhere at the most inconvenient moments. How can we realistically teach kids to be kind? Here are 4 great tips!

4 Tips that Teach Kids to Be Kind

Teaching kids to be kind isn’t a simple three-step lesson plan that fits every kid. Teaching kids kindness is messy, unexpected and requires that we, ahem, show kindness ourselves. Teaching kids about kindness is an ongoing lesson that requires intentionality and ongoing grace. That's because unkind words seem to jump out of nowhere at the most inconvenient moments. How can we realistically teach kids to be kind? Here are 4 great tips!

3 tips to help YOU help an adopted child develop his or her identity via @themominitiativ

3 tips to help YOU help an adopted child develop his or her identity via @themominitiativ

How to help your child think more about GIVING at Christmas than GETTING @themominitiativ

How to help your child think more about GIVING at Christmas than GETTING @themominitiativ

Positive Parents: Positive Parenting Is NOT Permissive Parenting

Positive Parents: Positive Parenting Is NOT Permissive Parenting

Is our home a haven for our children? Somewhere they will always feel valued, safe and loved? Here are some ways we can create a warm and encouraging environment for our kids!

5 Ways to Make Your Home a Haven for Your Children

Is our home a haven for our children? Somewhere they will always feel valued, safe and loved? Here are some ways we can create a warm and encouraging environment for our kids!

Just 4 simple steps to help you teach your children a routine.

Just 4 simple steps to help you teach your children a routine.

I love having a phrase like this to use when my son. It helps so much with a child that always needs the last word in an argument.

Does Your Child Always Need the Last Word in Arguments? Here is What to Say.

I love having a phrase like this to use when my son. It helps so much with a child that always needs the last word in an argument.

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