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21 Creative Consequences

21 Creative Consequences

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child "We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." -- Virginia Satir We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. That's what makes parenting worth it. That connection is also the only reason children willingly follow our rules. But we're only human. 1. 12 hugs a day. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Aha! Parenting - Dr. Laura Markham & Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child Have a strong-willed child? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to "break their will," strong-willed kids often become leaders. What exactly is a strong-willed child? Often, strong-willed kids are prone to power-struggles with their parents. No one likes being told what to do, but strong-willed kids find it unbearable. Strong-willed kids aren't just being difficult. Morality is doing what's right, no matter what you're told. So of course you want your child to do what you say. Breaking a child's will leaves him open to the influence of others who often will not serve his highest interests. That said, strong-willed kids can be a handful -- high energy, challenging, persistent. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

hutch studio: Paper House Light Workshop ~ Paper House Light Workshop ~ Do you have any old books, magazines or photos that are taking up space somewhere and you never get the chance to appreciate them. Why not sign up for a hutch workshop and turn them into a magical light that you can adore every day and night. These hanging house lights are aprox. 7 inches tall and 9 inches wide consisting of 12 paper houses. Date: Saturday, January 7th Location: Hutch in La Conner Time: 12pm-3pm Cost: $40. For further questions or to sign up please contact:

» Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress » Boba Family by Elizabeth Antunovic (©2010 Boba Inc.) Introduction Europe seems to host the most pediatricians who recommend that, in order to avoid pressure on their underdeveloped bodies, newborns and infants lay flat on their backs in a stroller and not be carried. Yet, laying a young infant on his back alone in a stroller is actually physically and emotionally stressful and can be developmentally inhibiting. Being carried or worn in an upright position with proper leg support is not only developmentally sound but often preferable to mothers and babies alike. Infant Spine Development Our spine is not perfectly straight, even though it may appear so from the front or back . We weren’t born with these curves. At Birth: The spine of an infant is C-shaped (a convex curve). First Several Months: As your infant works against gravity his muscles start to develop. The Stresses of Laying Flat Laying your infant flat on his back stretches the c-curved spine into a straight line, against his natural shape.

Play At Home Mom LLC: Bouncing Bubbles This entire week my son has asked to play with bubbles after dinner. The sun is lower, the weather is cool at that time, and there has been a nice breeze. We have spent up to an hour making large bubbles and running around popping them. I will always remember an experience I had with my Pre-K students years ago. Thing you need: 1 C distilled drinking water 1 Tablespoon dish soap1 Teaspoon of glycerin (I ordered mine online)straw (this is just what I chose to blow the bubbles with, Im assuming you can use a typical bubble wand)1 clean glove (or sock) - (this is to keep the bubble from popping) You can catch the bubbles

Boon Squirt - Baby Food Dispensing Spoon - Save Our Sleep® Official Online Shop The Squirt baby food dispensing spoon allows for convenient feeding, one bite at a time. The easy-to-fill bulb holds up to 3 ounces of baby food and attaches firmly to the spoon end. Simply squeeze the bulb to dispense just the right amount of food. Squirt comes with a protective cover to seal food in and keep the spoon clean between feedings. By combining the spoon and food container into one product, Squirt makes one-handed feeding a snap. Dispense baby food one bite at a time Convenient one-handed feeding Large easy-to-clean bulb holds up to 3 oz. of baby food Protective cover keeps spoon clean between feedings Great for on-the-go Dishwasher-safe Dispense baby food one bite at a time BpA, Phthalate and PVC FreeRecommended ages: 4+ months Save $5.00 when purchasing the Squirt 2 pack! P.S This is Nathan's favourite spoon - he won't use anything else to feed Cillian!

Kettler Kettquad Brings Quad Racing To Kids How do you trick your Wife into letting you buy an ATV or a Quad for that matter? Rather than reason your way into getting one, go the irresistible route: get your kids hooked to the hobby. How? By buying them the new Kettler Kettquad, a pedal-powered quad racer made specially for kids, aged 5 to 12 years old. Once your five year old's off hitting the rocky mountains, sandy deserts and dusty trails all by his lonesome, just wait till the wife begins to worry and begins thinking up a solution. The Kettquad isn't just a quad-like kid's toy designed to run on asphalt. We're not sure about the prospects of using one for a 200-lb (maybe 300?) There are no two ways about it: the German-built Kettler Kettquad is awesome. Also a shout out to Nitro Circus guys: When can we expect to see this one being jumped over grand Canyon? [Kettquad via Oh Gizmo]