Raising Positive Kids Part I

This post comes by request after Tikeetha read a post on perception determining your reality. She asked for tips on shaping your child’s perception when they tend to focus more on the negative than the positive. This is something adults and children alike struggle with. If children can be taught how to deal with this from an early age, it will be something that can serve them well as they grow. I’m going to share my personal practice I’ve used to train my brain to pay attention to the positive things. These tips will be a combination of what you can do as the parent in addition to what you can teach your child.

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Parenting Book Club |New Unit Discussion!

Attention book club members!

Just wanted to let you know that next unit is ready for you! The discussion is open, the reading for the week has been laid out, and the fun begins! Click the photo to see this week’s unit! Continue reading “Parenting Book Club |New Unit Discussion!”

Child-lead Memory-making Learning

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One thing I particularly enjoy about homeschooling is the approach of child-lead learning. While I’ve decided to order curriculum to make planning easier for me, there are so many opportunities to teach. You don’t have to be a homeschooled family to do it either. For instance, my girls and I read The Boxcar Children before they go to bed. We were reading a chapter about the kids needing to write but they didn’t have a pen to write with. I asked my daughter what they could use instead of a pen given their circumstances. Continue reading “Child-lead Memory-making Learning”

Travel Agent vs Tour Guide Parenting

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I’ve seen myself grow and go through changes as a parent. When I first became a mom, I thought my role as a parent was one of a dictator. I made all decisions, set all of the rules, and had to demand compliance no matter what. Luckily, a few years into parenting right when I actually had to start putting things into action, I discovered Continue reading “Travel Agent vs Tour Guide Parenting”

Parenting Book Club |Unit 1

Attention book club members!

Just wanted to let you know that the first unit is ready for you! The discussion is open, the reading for the week has been laid out, and the fun begins! Click the photo to see this week’s unit.  Continue reading “Parenting Book Club |Unit 1”

Parenting Book Club!

Attention book club members and those interested! 

Those of you who have signed up for the book club, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve sent an email Continue reading “Parenting Book Club!”

Parenting Book Club!

Attention Book Club members and those interested!

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Initially, I was going to roll this information out on Monday but in order to make sure those interested in participating receive their books on time, I want to get this out ASAP. I recently decided to start a book club for parents. I have a book selected that we’ll work through in units. The book is about communication and has tips, techniques, and exercises for us to implement. In order to accommodate all those interested, I’m breaking the reading down into roughly 10-page units. It makes it easy to work into our schedules and puts the focus on implementing what we read. Continue reading “Parenting Book Club!”

Parenting Book Club!

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I have two young kids and I’m not going to lie, sometimes it can really be a challenge! A couple of years ago, I purchased a book that I found incredibly helpful. My husband and I read it together and found it to be a very good tool in our parenting toolbox. You know how it is, things got busy, we stopped reading regularly and then forgot about the book. We’re at a point that we found ourselves reaching for our toolbox and the chapter we left off on was the perfect tool for the issue! Continue reading “Parenting Book Club!”

Compassion & Imagination

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Children never cease to amaze me! My youngest is two and a half years old and is such an incredible little person! She did something yesterday that surprised me. Behind our home, there’s farming land with a little fish farm we can see from our window. About a year ago, a duck found its way to the fish farm and never left. We didn’t blame him, he had water to swim in stocked with fish to eat, and a cozy place to sleep. The farmer doesn’t like having the duck eat his fish and always tries to get rid of him. The duck learned to identify the sound of the farmer and would hide when he heard him coming. He often goes to a corner where it’s hard to spot him or go chase the chickens away and hide under a tree eating their food.  Continue reading “Compassion & Imagination”

Playful Memories

As a kid, I remember spending a lot of time playing outside. I lived in a small town in Germany and we had a large yard to play in. I spent a lot of my afterschool and weekends playing make-believe outside, running, riding my bike, and in the yard. My mom could see us from the kitchen window and we would have the kids that lived down the street come play. Continue reading “Playful Memories”