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What to Do When Your Kid Lies to You. Stain Solutions. Comfy DIY maternity skirts. Hey, all!!

comfy DIY maternity skirts

If you missed the post on Saturday, I’m excited to announce a really fun series called Belly+Baby I’m doing with my fabulous bloggy pals Kate and Shauna, of See Kate Sew, and Shwin & Shwin! We’ll each be posting a maternity/baby related project every Monday for the month of September! Oh, and Happy “Labor” day to the American readers…we all had a chuckle when we realized the day we were starting the series on! The name fits in well with the theme, huh? So my first project some of you may have seen already via Instagram! Blogs - Children and Technology Blog - App of the Week: CineMama. Children and Technology Blog - App of the Week: CineMama By Jeana Lee Tahnk April 4, 2013 | 12:29pm EDT Full Size Image CineMamaCost: FREE Works on: iOS For anyone who is newly pregnant or in the earlier stages of pregnancy, the CineMama app is one of those must-haves for your iOS devices.

Blogs - Children and Technology Blog - App of the Week: CineMama

Created by the March of Dimes, CineMama is a fun way to document your entire pregnancy through photos of your belly's expansion. Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank: Part 1. My wife and I are expecting our first child.

Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank: Part 1

We were wondering if you had any tips that we could put into place now to start saving as we shop. And also if you had any websites that offer freebies for mothers, and any other good info you may have out there. -Jonathan. Babyproof Your Marriage: 10 Things New Dads Need to Know About New Moms. When we left the hospital with our little guy we, like all new parents, looked around for an instruction manual (or baby receipt).

Babyproof Your Marriage: 10 Things New Dads Need to Know About New Moms

Alas, there was none to be found. Apparently, the State of Tennessee is totally cool with you wingin’ it. How to Fix Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make. I haven't been to the post office since "the incident.

How to Fix Discipline Mistakes All Moms Make

" I was that wild-eyed woman with a screaming child, slowly working my way up the line as one customer after another let me go ahead. Quirky Ways to Get Your Kids to Behave. I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from irrational threats ("No graham crackers in the house ever again if you eat them in the living room even one more time") to forbidding human nature ("You may not fight with your sister").

Quirky Ways to Get Your Kids to Behave

But occasionally I've come up with rules that work better than I'd ever contemplated. These made-up rules have an internal logic that defies easy categorization, but their clarity and enforceability make them work. Several of them are not, technically, rules at all, but declarations of policy or fact. And they're all easy to remember. 100 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up - List. 21 Creative Consequences. Meridian Magazine - Back Talking Cure.

Question: “How do you stop children from back talking?”

Meridian Magazine - Back Talking Cure

Answer: Children talking back, or sassing, to their parents seems to be a behavior many children experiment with. At different phases of development feelings of independence and intelligence emerge causing kids to talk back. Ironically, parents spend lots of energy reinforcing the intelligence of their children, and teaching the children how to think for themselves. Respect Respect is a vital part of learning self-government. Successes in life are built upon successful relationships. Respect is a feeling of trust, acceptance, mercy and love. Likewise, if a parent feels disrespect from the child, she will naturally become more controlling and negative toward the child.

Naturally, children offer similar positive and negative rewards to parents who treat them with disrespect. Respect is a feeling! Here’s a really cute idea. Frame quote bubbles, use a dry erase marker to write funny things your kids say. When you are ready to switch the quotes, have the child take a picture with their quote and make a photo book of quotes. @ Pin Your Home. Punishment vs. Logical Consequences. Responsive Classroom Newsletter: August 1998.

Punishment vs. Logical Consequences

How To Raise A Child While Disciplining Less. Elisabeth from Manic Mrs Stone posted this (via The Child Whisperer) a couple of days ago, and I have not been able to get it off my mind.

How To Raise A Child While Disciplining Less

My life circumstances are such at the moment that Ameli is in a different country, in a new home, missing her daddy something fierce and surrounded by other people, many with different parenting ideas to my own. This graph came to me at just the right time, and confirmed for me what I know about my child, and about how best to manage her time, encourage her stimulation and in so doing, prevent tantrums and the ‘need’ for discipline. How to Escape from Zip Ties. In our How To Escape and Evade in an Urban Environment article, we briefly discussed escaping from zip ties.

How to Escape from Zip Ties

There are quite a few hasty methods of illegal restraint, and zip ties are a method that’s available to any would-be kidnapper. A few of the other methods seen are duct tape, rope and phone cord, but with a little education you’ll see that all of these methods can easily be defeated. There are two things you’ll need in any escape situation, and without these two things, nothing we’ll show you will work.

Those two things are time and opportunity. How to Teach Your Baby to Swim (6-12 Months) Summer officially began yesterday, but for many of us “summer” has been in swing for weeks or even months now, which hopefully means lots and lots of beneficial swimming! Or so she says...: Advice & Products I Wish I Knew About With My First Baby. No Bad Kids – Toddler Discipline Without Shame (9 Guidelines) Posted by janet on Apr 29th, 2010 A toddler acting out is not shameful, nor is it behavior that needs punishing.

It’s a cry for attention, a shout-out for sleep, or a call to action for firmer, more consistent limits. It is the push-pull of your toddler testing his burgeoning independence. He has the overwhelming impulse to step out of bounds, while also desperately needing to know he is securely reined in. There is no question that children need discipline. The key to healthy and effective discipline is our attitude. 6 Ways to Help Children Cope with Frustration. Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by Katie Hurley from Baby Steps It’s no big secret that little kids tend to have very big emotions. They laugh the loudest when something is funny; they cry the hardest when they fall, and their screams echo throughout the land when something seems unfair.

Yes, little kids have big emotions. Particularly when it comes to frustration. Frustration is a very normal part of life. Here are six ways you can help them work through their frustration: Encourage expression of emotions: When kids get upset out natural inclination is to jump into problem-solving mode.

Create balance: Setting limits and maintaining consistency is essential for young children. Baby Registry Basics - - A survival guide for new moms.