Explore Natural Parenting, Parenting Tips, and more!

toddler-naturalurbanmama

Time for another great Carnival of Toddlers guest post. I've always enjoyed the intelligent perspe.

Mess free toddler art - paint in the tub will keep them busy and happy for a very long time!

Brilliant Mess free toddler art - paint in the tub will keep them busy and happy for a very long time!

Encouragement

Children live what they learn. We as parents need to set examples that form our children into outstanding adults

Less obvious chores for kids: Kids are great at doing jobs that are difficult for adults, like cleaning baseboards. Tweens can be good at organizing, so have them clean out drawers and toy bins. I have my kids wipe down doorknobs and light switches, empty garbage cans and sweep floors. Small children can shake rugs and help dust. Expect your children to participate in family cleanup projects like yard work. Sometimes jobs done less often, like dusting blinds, can even seem fun.

7 chores your kids should be doing. It is best for them to clean their own room (no matter how clean it actually gets) or make their own lunch or learn to entertain themselves. Teach them to be self sufficient and support them!

Activities to Boost Language Development: 18-24 Months

Activities to Boost Language Development: 18-24 Months

101 Toddler Activities ~ Road Trip! » A Year with Mom & Dad

101 Toddler Activities - Road Trip ideas, games, and hands on activities for kids - parents, keep your child busy and happy in the car on long trips. Perfect for travel with toddler or preschool aged kids.

Lots of good mom & dad teaching tools here

The Interrupt Rule

This is how they teach the kids to interrupt at my girls' Montessori school. The Interrupt Rule - How your child can show respect and honor to their elders through a simple rule. {the House of Hendrix}

{Siblings!} Here's 5 Ways to Foster Sibling Love ... how well do your children get along and what do you do to encourage a loving relationship?

5 Ways to Foster Sibling Love

{Guest Post on BonBon Break} 5 Ways to Foster Sibling Love by Shawn Ledington Fink of Awesomely Awake

Child’s Play: The Art of Toy Rotation - Playful Learning

Child’s Play: The Art of Toy Rotation (Playful Learning)

Child's Play: The Art of Toy Rotation- a great article on the toy overload problem. I would add a permanent group of toys (ones that a child is attached to) and the rest would go on rotation list and out of sight.

Teaching Toddlers Patience--practical suggestions (and distracting them isnt one of them)! Awesome awesome site with behavior advice for parents

Dr. B Teaches Toddlers Patience (It's About Time!!!)

Teaching Toddlers Patience--practical suggestions (and distracting them isn't one of them)! Awesome awesome site with behavior advice for parents, how about a pin on teaching mommies patience?

Family is everything! Do you want to encourage a strong and loving sibling relationship? Here are 5 secret ways to do this from a fellow mom and school psychologist. Help children create a lasting sibling bond. #siblinglove #parenting

5 Secrets to Encourage Loving & Strong Sibling Relationship

Family is everything! Do you want to encourage a strong and loving sibling relationship? Here are 5 secret ways to do this from a fellow mom and school psychologist. Help children create a lasting sibling bond. #siblinglove #parenting

Check out these simple tricks for getting your kid to stop whining! Super helpful parenting tips for toddlers to preschoolers and older kids, too. Perfect for when kids beg and pout for something they want!

7 Ways to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining Immediately

7 Ways to Stop Your Kid From Whining – Idealist Mom Check out these 7 simple tricks for getting your kid to stop whining.

Becoming a YES mom. This article made me cry! I'm going to designate a "yes mom" day for sure! Love the idea.

Being a "Yes-Mom"

How to be an involved mom!--such an awesome post so glad I read this! Time to be a yes-mom

10 ways to spend memorable time with your kids on the cheap - My favorites are Have chocolate fondue for dinner and Have lunch UNDER the table!

Family Fun Night: Conversation Hearts

10 ways to spend memorable time with your kids on the cheap.love the idea of eating dinner under the table with a table cloth (like a tent).the boys would love this.

FINALLY! THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! You do not get paid for chores because it's an expected part of being a family. Allowance is teaching children how to manage money.  I have started this with the kids, the chore list doesn't get money but the commission chart does!  There are different chores on each.  AND she incorporates tithing and savings!  Brilliant!

Money system for kids. You do not get paid for chores because it's an expected part of being a family. Allowance is teaching children how to manage money. The chore list doesn't get money but the commission chart does! There are different chores on each.

51 Things You Can Do to Bless Your Kids. from telling them you're proud of them to giving them grace to goal setting to teaching them about gratitude. @Rachel

51 Things You Can Do to Bless Your Kids. from telling them you're proud of them to giving them grace to goal setting to teaching them about gratitude. I hope my girls remember me doing a few of these when they were growing up.

Pinterest
Search