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Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents

From local stories to fun activities, to inspire you and your toddlers creativity.

22
Jan

Positive Parent Technique Ideas for 2020

It’s the moment parents know all too well: the moment where the energy in your house totally shifts. All was calm until you handed breakfast to your toddler on the ever-so-controversial blue plate. You know, the one he liked YESTERDAY. Somehow overnight, everything you thought you knew about your child was suddenly wrong – “I...
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14
Jan

Ice Chalk

Cool off this summer while creating amazing works of art with Ice chalk this takes seconds to make and will keep the kids playing for hours!
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Sensitive Boys
15
Dec

What sensitive boys need from their mamas

They can tell us when the conditions are all wrong, when there is danger and injustice. They warn us that the world is too harsh while simultaneously softening it with their presence. They are candles lighting the darkness, and if we look toward them, once our eyes adjust to the light, we will see the...
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04
Nov

Paper Rainbows

This is a quick craft to make, so it can be a perfect  project for hands on scissor practice in the classroom as it doubles up as a wonderful decoration.
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Family
26
Oct

Dear husband, even on the toughest days—this is exactly where I want to be

Dear husband, Today started like a train wreck and ended like a sinking ship. I made breakfast in a trance and it was not good. I told the kids it was good, but it wasn’t. The eggs were hard and burnt. They cried and I wanted to cry too, but I didn’t. I just willed...
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anxiety
10
Oct

The key to managing anger + anxiety on rough parenting days

As much as most of us would like to banish anger, anxiety and other undesired emotions from our experience forever, these feelings are part of being human. And motherhood is one of those knock-you-over-the-head-with-a-2×4 experiences that tends to bring us face to face with our issues. For example, many parents have deep-seated fears about something...
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09
Oct

How to Upcycle Children Fairy Wings

Do you have an old set of fairy wings laying around the house? Chances are you have a set or two if you have a little girl in the house. And chances are they’re torn, as the nylon stocking material rips so easily. MATERIALS 1 old set of torn fairy wings (or a strong but...
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children sleeping
20
Sep

8 expert ways to help any child get better sleep

Up to 70% of children under age five have sleep problems. Sleep issues are complicated and have many causes. They’re hard to deal with because when children aren’t sleeping, parents aren’t sleeping, and that lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just...
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12
Sep

Simple yet Miraculous Parenting Tips

These tips are intended to help the parents of babies and toddlers, but could also be of use to parents of older children. Allow your child to explore and try new things. Children like to know where they stand, and constantly feel for boundaries. Whenever you communicate with your child, make sure you are listening,...
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