6 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles With Children

6 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles With Children

All three of my children are headstrong and can be extremely stubborn at times. When they refuse to do as told, it can be frustrating and anger provoking. Many times I’ve resorted to yelling and promising all sorts of punishments if they don’t listen. You can imagine how well those strategies usually work for me….

How to make a calm down glow jar
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How to make a calm down glow jar

Children are under all sorts of pressures these days. At school they have to worry about standardized tests, bullying and peer pressure.  When they get home, some children are faced with even more stressors. Wouldn’t it be nice to help your child or student release some tension and get back to having fun?  Sometimes the…

Life Skills Checklists For Kids And Teens
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Life Skills Checklists For Kids And Teens

Is your child learning the life skills they need to become independent adults? Once you complete these life skills checklists you might be surprised!! We’ve all heard stories about kids going off to college never once doing a load of laundry or preparing a meal for themselves. I remember my freshman year of college living off take…

Learning To Read Boosts Children’s Self-Confidence
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Learning To Read Boosts Children’s Self-Confidence

Learning to read is essentially the foundation of all learning. Therefore, when a child struggles to read, it makes learning about other subjects extremely difficult. It also puts them at greater risk for academic failure. According to veteran educator, Michelle Stewin,NBCT, “students that are unable to read will face long term academic struggles and potential…

Self-Esteem Activity for Kids
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Self-Esteem Activity for Kids

Self-esteem is an important topic to discuss with children of all ages. Kids are growing up in a world that puts great emphasis on superficial things such as how many likes they get on social media and what designer brands they wear. They need to be aware of the importance of loving themselves and having…