It seems like ages ago now that I first discovered the Orange Rhino and her stop yelling challenge. I was in a completely different season of life back then, with a busy two-year-old and a baby. All of my hands on, positive parenting techniques fell apart when I couldn’t get off my butt to intervene because I needed to nurse a baby. [Read more…] about If You Yell At Your Kids, You Are Not Alone
I have a confession. I got my boys interested in coding because I am fascinated by everything that’s available to them. I play the Learn to Code apps right alongside them. I even created this Pirate Coding Game to keep them interested when they were first learning, without constantly being on a tablet. [Read more…] about Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Coding
My kids love camping and monkeying around outside, so this year I thought I’d start my gift guides with a roundup of fun, active gifts to enjoy in your backyard or take along on your adventures.
If your kids are anything like mine, they have an insatiable need for climbing and jumping. Seriously. I find them in precarious situations all. the. time. Instead of constantly yelling at them to get down and be safe, I try to encourage their exploration and testing of their own physical limits. (While hiding my grimacing face and crossing my fingers that they land on their feet.)
When I first heard the story about scary clowns coming out of the woods to chase kids in South Carolina I admit I didn’t give it much thought. It was August. It was one incident in another state. My kids aren’t often outside by themselves anyway. Nothing to worry about.
But then more and more stories hit my newsfeed.
And they started getting closer and closer to our area. [Read more…] about How to Talk To Your Kids About the Scary Clown Threats