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First thing’s first. The title is very misleading, but it got you to click on the link, didn’t it? ¬†ūüôā All parents know what grounding is. It’s what they do with their children who¬†misbehave. Currently, my three year old is grounded from the iPad for hitting her sister. However, parents of children with anxiety may practice a different type of grounding. Grounding techniques are used for adults and children¬†who exhibit anxiety. Anxiety can be terrifying...

“I see the questions in your eyes. I know what’s weighing on your mind…” You’ve been dying to know what my kids are giving out as Valentines, right? (I know it’s not true, but humor me here.) So… As many mothers do this time of the year, I spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for cute homemade Valentine ideas for my children to make and give to their classmates, but then I got an Oriental Trading magazine in the mail and decided to take the more lazy approach this year. I bought everything...

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. ¬†You know what that means… ¬†Your kids won’t be in¬†school and it is up to you¬†to keep your little love bugs entertained all day. ¬†Don’t panic. ¬†I’ve got you covered. ¬†Here are some kid-tested and approved Valentine’s Day activities and crafts I’ve done at my daycare. ¬†Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Jumps Individual or Group Activity: Have your child use a stethoscope (a toy one will work just fine) to listen to their heartbeat¬†and/or...

Celebrate Mardi Gras with your kids with these fun activities,¬†crafts, and food! Mardi Gras Fireworks Show Group Activity:¬†The colors of Mardi Gras are purple (for justice), green (for faith), and gold (for power). ¬†For¬†younger children, have them give examples of things that are those¬†colors. ¬†(Ex. “A frog is green.”) ¬†For older children, have them give examples of things that represent the color meanings. (Ex. “A king has power.) Now give each child a purple, green, or yellow scarf and have them pretend they...

My six year old daughter isn’t like most kids. ¬†She has ADHD and has a difficult time staying focused on her homework. ¬†An assignment that takes¬†an average child 15 minutes to complete takes my daughter at least 30 minutes. ¬†It’s not because she isn’t as smart as her classmates. ¬†She is actually very¬†bright (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother). ¬†To put it quite simply, my daughter’s brain is wired differently. ¬†She gets distracted by everything. ¬†(If I am not monitoring...

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