The Best School Supplies at Target (for distance learning, homeschool, or in person class!)
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The Best School Supplies at Target (for distance learning, homeschool, or in person class!)

While this school year is looking very different, you can count on Target for the best school supplies for distance learning, homeschool, or in person class. Whether your child is doing distance learning, homeschooling, or in-person classes this fall, you’re going to need school supplies.  I popped into Target (hooray!) for the first time since…

The Most Important Way Parents can Support Distance Learning
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The Most Important Way Parents can Support Distance Learning

Wondering how you can help your children with online school? Learn how setting expectations is the most important way parents can support distance learning. “Suzie, please stop unmuting yourself.” “Mikey, you need to sit up instead of laying down in your bed.” “Katie, just like at school, please raise your hand.” Does this sound like…

Fun Handwashing Activities for Children
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Fun Handwashing Activities for Children

Handwashing is so important, but it can also be tedious. Try these fun handwashing activities to teach and practice the handwashing steps. With COVID-19, handwashing hygiene has never been more important.  We all need to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease so our hospitals aren’t overwhelmed. But what do you when…

Using a Positive Behavior Chart with Your Child
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Using a Positive Behavior Chart with Your Child

You’ve tried sticker charts with limited success. Here are the Dos and Don’ts for using a positive behavior chart with your child correctly. Being cooped up during Stay Home Orders for COVID-19 has been hard on all of us.  Many parents are seeing less desirable behavior from our children, and it’s totally understandable.  But we…

Teach Your Children to Clean their Room – Free Printable
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Teach Your Children to Clean their Room – Free Printable

Are you overwhelmed by the mess in your child’s room? Your child is too.  Use a free printable to teach your children to clean their room. The floor is littered with dozens of stuffed animals.  The blankets are in a tangled heap. An overdue library books hides under a mountain of dirty laundry.  The dresser…

Spring Break Routine for Children – Free Printable
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Spring Break Routine for Children – Free Printable

This winter has been miserable with the yucky weather and you’re ready for a break. But based on the stress and chaos of Winter Break, you know you also need a plan. You need a Spring Break Routine for your children. Without a routine, by day 2 of break you will be spending your days…

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7 Ways to Prepare for Coronavirus with Kids

Coronavirus is highly contagious and totally unknown, and that provokes anxiety for most parents. But you can prepare for coronavirus with kids. It’s the leading story in the news right now.  It is on every parent’s mind. And the children are talking about it at school: the novel coronavirus: COVID-19. How do we manage something…

Keep Your Child from Waking You So Early – free printable
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Keep Your Child from Waking You So Early – free printable

It’s 5am and you wake up to the sound of breathing inches from your face. After the initial panic, you realize it’s just your preschooler. You wonder if there is any way to keep your child from waking you so early. In the split second before your child has a chance to demand cereal and…

Growth Mindset Lunchbox Notes for Kids – free printable
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Growth Mindset Lunchbox Notes for Kids – free printable

Looking for a meaningful way to build resilience and grit in your child? Want to encourage your kids during the school day? Try Growth Mindset Lunchbox Notes for kids. “I can’t do it?” “Will you help me?” “I give up!” Do you hear these things in your home? We sure do! Does your child give…

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Be Prepared For Snow Days with Kids – free printable

Does the thought of snow days trapped at home with kids give you a headache? You can be prepared for snow days with kids. Last week the weather forecast had snow every week day.  Since we live in the Portland area, this sends parents in a tailspin.  We’re not accustomed to getting much snow in…

Smiley Chart for Behavior – Free Printable to Encourage Good Behavior

Smiley Chart for Behavior – Free Printable to Encourage Good Behavior

You want to change your child’s behavior?  You’re tired of the fighting.  The sassy voice.  The refusal to pick up toys.  If you’re hoping to positively gain more cooperation from your child, you can try a smiley chart for behavior. If you’re new here, you might not know this about me.  I used to be…