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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...

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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