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How to Thrive with a High Need Child

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How to Thrive with a High Need Child
This challenge is no longer open to new participants…join us next time! Do you feel like you’re just barely hanging on with your high need baby, toddler or preschooler? Do you constantly feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or even resentful toward your child? Do you feel like you’re parenting from the trenches, rather than really ENJOYING your […]

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How to Help Your Child With Transitions

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How to Help Your Child With Transitions
Does your baby have trouble with everyday transitions, like getting dressed, going into the car seat, or having his diaper changed? Or does your toddler or preschooler (or older child) have a meltdown every time you ask her to brush her teeth, turn off the TV or put away her toys? This is extremely common […]

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8 Casualties of Parenting an Explosive Child That No One Tells You About

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8 Casualties of Parenting an Explosive Child That No One Tells You About
(Inside: When you are parenting an explosive child, there are casualties from each and every explosion whether you can see them with your eyes or not.) One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand, four… Breathe. Just breathe. He doesn’t mean what he says. He’s not trying to hurt you. Five-one thousand. Six. Sigh… You’ve got this.  Stay […]

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The REAL Reason Your Child W-sits, Toe-Walks, and Wets the Bed

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The REAL Reason Your Child W-sits, Toe-Walks, and Wets the Bed
(Inside: Find out the real reason your child W-sits, toe-walks, and wets the bed. The underlying cause that you’ve never even heard of…) Does your child w-sit? Or walk on their toes? Does your child struggle with bed wetting, or a lack of focus? You’re not alone. But have you ever wondered what’s really causing those […]

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How to Be a Gratitude Role Model for Your Child 

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How to Be a Gratitude Role Model for Your Child 
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Sometimes children seem ungrateful. There, I said it. It’s true. Actually, it’s that’s not true. Children often seem ungrateful. But guess what? That is totally normal. And, guess what else? It doesn’t mean they ARE, actually, ungrateful. […]

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25 Best Big Sister Books to Get Your Child Ready to Be a Big Sis

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25 Best Big Sister Books to Get Your Child Ready to Be a Big Sis
Inside: With books about becoming a big sister, it’s important to strike a balance of touching on challenges but also pointing out the fun parts. Here are the most positive, heartwarming big sister books that your child will love. Becoming a big sister is a pretty big deal. Especially if you happen to be just […]

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My Chronic Illness and My Only Child

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My Chronic Illness and My Only Child
Along my chronic illness parenting journey, I’ve learned some things I didn’t expect: like that I wish I would have gotten an epidural sooner while in labor, and that I would have used formula from the start instead of my painful and ultimately failed breastfeeding events. These lessons are somewhat controversial, but I wholeheartedly believe […]

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5 Wise Parenting Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Early Stages of School

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5 Wise Parenting Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Early Stages of School
Preparing your child for their first encounter with other people is delicate because they have always been used to your company, and no one else’s. Hence, choose an institution with early childhood education expertise to train your child’s mental and social preparedness because it will affect their future life and how they will deal with […]

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How to Help Your Child Sleep Better

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How to Help Your Child Sleep Better
Must-Follow Practices to help Your Child Sleep Better Making kids sleep quickly and peacefully can be sometimes challenging for parents sometimes. The reasons of facing difficulty with the sleep can be different. Sometimes your child may be hungry while sometimes being overtired can make him irritated. A room full of light, people, things or noise […]

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What To Expect | More Than One Child

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What To Expect | More Than One Child
I’ve missed blogging here. And I have missed two months of posts already. It’s not because I’m too busy (well, my hands are always full) but it’s mainly because I’ve started a new project. I recently joined Young Living Essential Oils and I realized that I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make our […]

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How to Teach Gratitude to a Child – Four Parts of Gratefulness

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How to Teach Gratitude to a Child – Four Parts of Gratefulness
More than saying an automatic ‘thank you’, gratitude is a character strength that supports our most positive life experiences and it’s much more than good manners. When I looked at how to teach gratitude to a child, beyond the basics of sending a thank you note, I learned that researchers at the Greater Good Institute […]

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Red Flag Words – How to understand what your child really needs

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Red Flag Words – How to understand what your child really needs
As the end of the school year neared, both of my sons struggled with final projects. It was exhausting to have evenings filled with arguments about why they couldn’t possible get their work done. This was particularly bad one evening last week with one boy morosely sitting at the table not working and the other […]

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15 Proven Strategies that go Beyond Words to Calm an Anxious Child

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15 Proven Strategies that go Beyond Words to Calm an Anxious Child
(Sometimes words just don’t work. Your child gets angry, frustrated or overwhelmed… you need ways to calm an anxious child when words just won’t work!) There are times when words just don’t work… When a child gets angry, frustrated or overwhelmed you can try to talk to them, but the words just seem to bounce […]

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series

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Happy Child, Happy Family: Introducing A Thriving School Year Blog Series
There is no doubt that the school year is a very different beast than summer break – or before children start school. When our children go off to school, there are so many things for THEM to worry about, too many things for US to think about and too many things to keep up with […]

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How to Raise a Confident Child

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How to Raise a Confident Child
Here are 10 fun ideas to continue cultivating confidence in your child! Remember, I’m a mom like you, these are ideas that we’re currently learning, trying or doing. Please share with us what’s working in your house in the comments at the end of the post. 1. Encourage exploration & imagination. Create and allow for… […]

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The Most Powerful Way To Get Your Child to From “I Can’t Do It” to “I Can!”

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The Most Powerful Way To Get Your Child to From “I Can’t Do It” to “I Can!”
Inside: Learn why encouraging a growth mindset in kids is so important and how one simple change can get your child from “I can’t” to “I can!”  This post contains affiliate links. My eldest daughter is extremely bright and has an incredible memory, which has served her well as a student. She knew her coins […]

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Sibling Jealousy Between Your Older Child and Baby Stressing You Out? Read This.

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Sibling Jealousy Between Your Older Child and Baby Stressing You Out?  Read This.
Inside: Sibling Jealousy when a new baby comes into a family is a very real thing.  Get 12 simple tips to help your older child cope with a new sibling. When I was pregnant with my second child everyone starting warning me: “It’s triple the work so good luck…” And they always said it with […]

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The Benefits of Playdough and Clay for Child Development

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The Benefits of Playdough and Clay for Child Development
Check out these wonderful benefits of playdough and clay your child receives every time she pops out the fun! Kids love clay and playdough. You may have even played with these messy and versatile toys when you were a kid. But as a parent you are always looking for ways to boost your child’s development. Wouldn’t… […]

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A Letter to My Child on the First Day of Kindergarten

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A Letter to My Child on the First Day of Kindergarten
INSIDE: A mom’s heartfelt letter to her firstborn child on the first day of kindergarten. Dear son, on your first day of kindergarten, Everyone keeps telling you how much you’ll love school. This is very true. Everyone keeps injecting you with mini boosts of confidence. This is very good. But as I listen to each […]

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Conversation Starters for You and Your Child

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Conversation Starters for You and Your Child
I remember wondering — during most of my postpartum period — what was going on in my baby’s head. I would turn to my partner as my baby cried and ask him, “What do you think our baby is thinking right now? Why do you think he is crying?” (Only, truth be told, I didn’t […]

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Company Boasts Its Child Tracker Uses Tech “Nearly Identical” To its Parolee Tracker

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Company Boasts Its Child Tracker Uses Tech “Nearly Identical” To its Parolee Tracker
This is a selling point. That’s how far we’ve come. Join the discussion over at Let Grow: What does it mean to track your child like a felon?

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How to Choose a Mattress for a Child (And Why Bigger is Better)

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How to Choose a Mattress for a Child (And Why Bigger is Better)
Choosing a mattress for your child can be a difficult decision – but it doesn’t have to be! Here are our best tips on how to choose a mattress for a child to make this big investment a little bit easier. How to Choose Your Child’s Mattress Thank you to Sears for partnering with us […]

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Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

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Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had
“Mommy, what does D-O-O-R spell?” We were riding in the car and my daughter was reading the letters off of a button. It’s not exactly the question a mom wants to hear from her 8-year-old. By “normal” standards it’s one of those words someone her age would instantly see and know. The question sent a prick […]

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