Tag Archives: Parenting

"Climber on Arête Sud-Ouest" by Masa Sakano at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

You Can Do Anything!
6 Ways to Encourage Independence in Your Children

Do you have a little one that is clingy? Or maybe one that likes to run free? Both of my children were a bit more of the clingy type. This worked out great for safety but not so much for letting me get things done. Or even going to the bathroom in peace. I’m so thankful they love and trust me, but I also want them to be independent. It is so important for building confidence and learning life skills. Here are some of the things we do to encourage independence.

"Climber on Arête Sud-Ouest" by Masa Sakano at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"Sponge" by jon collier at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Kids Are Sponges

Kids are little sponges. They soak in everything they see and hear. We are told this all the time and it is true. Kids take in everything. It is an interesting analogy, as sponges can get gross over time. Does that mean are kids are taking in the bad stuff along with the good and are impacted by it? Unfortunately, they are!

"Sponge" by jon collier at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"grouch" by greg westfall at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

9 Ways to Tackle ‘Tude in Tiny Humans

I don’t know about you but sometimes the tiny humans at my house get the best of me with poor attitude. Actually my not so tiny human can still throw a little ‘tude my way too. Some days I can handle it and some days I want to hide under the covers and eat all of the candy in the house.

"grouch" by greg westfall at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"Brown Camel" by Jeremy Cia at pexels.com (scaled and text added)

The Heat Is On
10 Cool Indoor Activities to Beat the Heat

What has your weather been like these days? We have had beautiful sunny days but unfortunately some afternoons have been almost too hot. This makes getting outside feel more like a chore than fun. We go out for short periods of time but after while the heat wins and we find ourselves back inside. The question is how do you pass the time?

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