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40 Old-Fashioned Skills that Kids Need to Know TODAY! - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Learning, Play, STEM Activities, and Things to Do!

5 Ways to Make Family Dinners Awesome - The Realistic Mama

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dixie. All opinions are 100% mine. Last night, we went #DarkForDinner, we gathered all our electronics in a basket and enjoyed a distraction free family dinner. We had a blast! I can not say enough good things. The laughter, the conversation, and even the moments...Read More »

Kids Chores By Age - Family Joys

Here’s the thing. Doing chores is good for kids because it actually helps them feel like they can do something to help the family. It helps them feel capable, according to this Harvard Medical study, which also says that doing chores is also a strong predictor of a child’s future success. Maybe I’m just lucky because heck, my kids LOVE when I give them little jobs to do. They literally jump up and down when I get two wet washcloths and announce, “who wants to wash the floor!?” And then they…

Birthday Party Etiquette for Kids » All Gifts Considered

Our comprehensive guide to birthday party etiquette for kids. Everything you and your child should know about hosting and attending birthday parties.

10 Rules For Kids Staying Home Alone

Modern rules for staying at home alone. My kids aren’t old enough to stay home alone yet but with each […]


Relationship building is the single most important way you can impact a child's life. So often, kids actually can't learn from someone they can't connect with. I'm also convinced that building a strong relationship with a kid or young adult diminishes a huge number of behavior challenges. Many times

Too Young to Fail? Teaching Kids About Money

Failure is the best teacher. So why not let kids fail financially?

35 Fantastic Free Family Activities For Your Weekend

Want to create fantastic family memories without busting your budget? Entertaining our kids on the weekends doesn't have to cost a fortune. Every time you choose to do something a little unique, without spending money, are moments your kids will remember forever. So to help you find that special time with your family, here are 35 free family activities to fill your weekends! Special family time Go camping in your living room or backyard. Make forts in the living room or pitch a tent in the…

Go Clean Your Room: Help for Young Kids - Forty Eighteen

Share this so you can find it later: Do you ever walk into a room you know you need to clean, take a look around, and get completely overwhelmed? You have no idea where to start or how to get organized, and you feel like you can’t possibly get it done. Right now I’m dreading read more

Just Between Us Journals and Writing Prompts - Happy Go Lucky

Just Between Us journals - An easy way to connect with your child. Make these journals for less than $3 and have fun writing back and forth with your child.

36 Transforming Christian + Positive Affirmations - Paisley + Sparrow

Positive and Christian affirmations can transform your day and turn negative thoughts into positive, God centered truths.

School Coping Skills & Classroom Management Bundle: Posters, Lessons, Activities & More

This Self-Regulation Coping Skills Bundle will help to teach young people coping skills and self-regulation strategies. This coping skills toolkit is perfect for your SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Curriculum, Trauma Sensitive Classrooms, Calm Corner, individual and group counseling sessions, and ...

Is stranger really a danger?

Let’s talk about child safety today. I stumbled upon this article and felt it was important to share it with you. I never really thought about it this way. And yet, yes, our kids shouldn̵…

Visual Think Sheet and Behavior Management

Behavior management activities with sorts and visuals as well as think sheets. Visual think sheet is a simple way for students to reflect on their choices and think of better choices for the future. Includes whole group sorts for students to become more familiar with the images and student think s...