Routines for Your Children – free printable charts
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Routines for Your Children – free printable charts

“How do I get my kids to listen to me?” This is the #1 concern I heard from parents when I was a teacher.  I still hear it today – from friends and in parenting Facebook groups.  My first question is always “What are your routines for your children?” I totally get the frustration.  You…

Teach Your Children How To Use an Indoor Voice
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Teach Your Children How To Use an Indoor Voice

Lately our two children, ages 3 and 6, have started a new game. It’s the type of game that every parent dreads. They look at each other with giant grins and shout in unison, “EEEEHHHHHHH!” as loudly as possible. It’s a sound that grates on my nerves so badly that I realized it’s time to…

Ten Children’s Books that Build Emotional Intelligence
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Ten Children’s Books that Build Emotional Intelligence

Children’s books are one of the best ways to help children learn emotional skills.  Before children can learn to cope with their big feelings, they need to have some knowledge about them.  This is why children’s books are so helpful in building emotional intelligence. Books are visual so they remove the burden of processing a…

Help Your Children Manage Behavior with a Simple Tool | Free Printable
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Help Your Children Manage Behavior with a Simple Tool | Free Printable

The complaining, the arguing, the sassy voices?  Have your children ever pushed your buttons until you finally snap?  In a fit of anger, you banished them to their rooms forever.  Do you wish you could find another way to help your children manage their behavior? When small infractions build up, parents can lose their minds. …

How to Teach Your Child to Stay Calm – free printable
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How to Teach Your Child to Stay Calm – free printable

The iPad freezes up again and your sensitive child prone to big feelings is wailing on the floor. Your child is so frustrated and can’t seem to stay calm. You wish you knew how to teach your child to stay calm. You see your older child starting to turn red when his toddler brother take…

How to Teach Your Children to Share – free printable
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How to Teach Your Children to Share – free printable

“IT’S MINE!” If you have a toddler or preschooler, you’ve probably heard these words. It was probably accompanied by embarrassing wailing and a full body meltdown in public. I know you want to teach your children to share. Here’s the thing: Sharing isn’t really neurologically appropriate until at least age 3.5 to 4 years old….