The parenting advice you really need: 5 things to teach your kids

The parenting advice you really need: 5 things to teach your kids

The parenting advice you really need: 5 things to teach your kids
The world is full of parenting advice: potty training tips, how to be a happier mom, life hacks that will rock your world, 572 ways you are ruining your child’s life…and so much more.

Many of these ideas are good, but in the age of information overload, sometimes it just becomes too much. Parents read one “good” idea after another and become overwhelmed trying to implement all of them. […]

Using Parenting classes to make you a better parent

Using Parenting classes to make you a better parent

Using Parenting classes to make you a better parent
Before I was a parent, I had all sorts of ideas about how to raise children. My children were going to be adorable: the happy children that never threw tantrums over the (cruelly placed) giant lollipops at the grocery check out. The ones who always willingly shared their toys during playdates. The ones who ate a wide variety of food with smiles on their faces at every meal. […]

Using chore charts and age appropriate chores

Using chore charts and age appropriate chores

Using chore charts and age appropriate chores
Chore charts. A quick search online will yield an almost limitless supply of colorful printables, ideas for positive rewards, and lists of age appropriate chores. However, even though there is plenty of information on the topic, most parents aren’t assigning chores.

Braun Research in reported in 2014 that while 82% percent of parents reported having done chores as children, only 28% required the same work of their own kids. […]

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids

Establishing healthy eating habits: a “My Plate” activity for kids
Have you ever struggled with establishing healthy eating habits for your kids?
If I left it up to Little Man, every meal would consist of ice cream and cupcakes. I can’t blame him—sometimes I feel the same way. Still, it’s my job as the mom to help him understand the importance of eating a variety of foods (especially ones that are actually healthy). […]

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Author: Meg Harr