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Read this! It's AMAZING!! I am crying...The Talk - First Day of School Speech. Perfect..every parent should give this to their child. Wonderful perspective on what's most important. Seriously read this!
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The Talk

School is beginning. Many of you have written to ask me what our family “Back to School” traditions are. If I haven’t responded, it’s because I stared at those questions and ...

It's important to stay calm and use empathy when we talk to our kids. Sometimes, it's hard to know what to say instead. Here are some examples of how we "react" to our kids and some alternative responses to try instead
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Do You React or Respond to Your Kids?

It's important to stay calm and use empathy when we talk to our kids. Sometimes, it's hard to know what to say instead. Here are some examples of how we "react" to our kids and some alternative responses to try instead

L.R.Knost-Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources

[Portions reprinted from The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline by L.R.Knost. Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages

7 Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make - and how to fix them. I REALLY, really like this advice. Every mom should read.
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How to Fix Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

The right way to deal with bad behavior.

Having fun with your kids is not only good for them, it's good for you! - Kids Activities Blog

47 Ways YOU Can Be A Fun Mom!

A few new ways to loosen the reigns and be a fun mom!

20 fabulous mommy-daughter dates
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20 fabulous mommy-daughter dates

How I taught my kids to sit still in church

No Fuss Parenting – Teach Kids to Sit Still

How I taught my kids to sit still in church

Great read about Reacting vs Responding to your kids.
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Do You React or Respond to Your Kids?

Do you yell? Walk away? Get into a power struggle? If you react more than respond, here are some empathetic, supportive responses to try!

15 tips to get kids to listen... good advice and no yelling involved :)
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15 Ways to Get Kids to Listen.

Here's fifteen things I am going to do to help my kids to listen...

Looking for self-control activities for kids? We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite games to help children develop appropriate social skills and behavior management strategies both at home and in the classroom. Perfect for early childhood and beyond, these ideas will give parents and teachers the tools needed to learn how to teach children self-control in a fun, nonthreatening way.
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How to Teach Children Self-Control: 7+ Self-Discipline Strategies for Kids

Looking for self-control activities for kids? We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite games to help children develop appropriate social skills and behavior management strategies both at home and in the classroom. Perfect for early childhood and beyond, these ideas will give parents and teachers the tools needed to learn how to teach children self-control in a fun, nonthreatening way.

How to Say “No” to a Toddler (Without Actually Saying "No") - The Military Wife and Mom
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How to Say "No" to a Toddler (Without Actually Saying "No")

How to "make" kids listen is a huge struggle. It goes something like this… Mom: “It’s time for bed.” Toddler: “No, I don’t want to go to bed.” Mom: “No, you have to go to

Parenthood and The Atonement.  Beautiful article about letting our kids see the Atonement working in our lives. This is an amazing, thought-provoking post. Read it!

Parenthood and the Atonement- The Red Headed Hostess

Learn from my personal experiences how I've used Christ's Atonement throughout my life to overcome challenges I face as a parent.

Hilarious way to engage children into their best manners during sit down holiday gatherings - parents get to relax instead of discipline with this fun technique.

A Humorous Approach to Table Manners - the pig who saved dinner - The House of Hendrix

Hilarious way to teach table manners without constant correction while maintaining joy at the dinner table.

Ever wonder how to teach your kids to do hard things? How to fight fear, to live brave and overcome hard things? Here are some great ideas to get you started.
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Raising Overcomers: How to Teach Your Kids to do Hard Things - Katie Westenberg

Ever wonder how to teach your kids to do hard things? How to fight fear, to live brave and overcome hard things? Here are some great ideas to get you started.

How to Help Kids Express Big Feelings! It's not easy when your child has a public meltdown. Here is a specific strategy for parents to teach their kids who have BIG emotions. Find an appropriate way to express negative emotions by using I-Statements.
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Express BIG Feelings With I-Statements for Kids! Powerful Tool for Parents

How to Help Kids Express Big Feelings! It's not easy when your child has a public meltdown. Here is a specific strategy for parents to teach their kids who have BIG emotions. Find an appropriate way to express negative emotions by using I-Statements.

Do your kids give up before they even begin? Here are some tips to help your kids turn their "I can't do it" attitude around.
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How to Help Kids with an "I Can't Do it" Attitude

Do your kids give up before they even begin? Here are some tips to help your kids turn their "I can't do it" attitude around.