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Teaching Kids to Be Kind

Teaching Kids to Be Kind (via FamilyFun Magazine) - simple and doable ideas here

Consortium for Children and Families

Supporting the interests of children and their families by CCF,Sheffield

How To Teach Your Children to Keep Their Room Clean - These 5 things can make this difficult task really easy. | www.joyinthehome.com

How to Teach your Children to Keep Their Room Clean

Teaching children to keep their room clean isn’t as hard as we parents make it. Just a few easy steps, and consistency will have your children’s room clean.

A Game to Teach Good Manners: To teach her high-spirited daughter to be a better guest at gatherings, Sherill Hatch invented a simple and effective game.

A Game to Teach Good Manners

A Game to Teach Good Manners: To teach her high-spirited daughter to be a better guest at gatherings, Sherill Hatch invented a simple and effective game. High spirited- sounds very familiar.

Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude (via FamilyFun Magazine)

Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude

Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude (via FamilyFun magazine)

I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY!  2.	I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too. (Don’t forget: kids need to know their parents’ cell phone numbers!)  3.	Safe Grownups Don’t Ask Kids for Help!! (They go to other grownups if they need assistance).  4.	I never go ANYWHERE or take ANYTHING from someone I don’t know.  Everybody’s bathing suit areas are PRIVATE.

the super ten play it safe rules for kids and grownups. Awesome site about keeping kids safe in regards to "tricky" adults.

Kids and Pets-A Love Story: To ease the move to a new home for her daughter, this mom finds there's nothing like a little puppy love.

Kids and Pets: A Love Story

To ease the move to a new home for her daughter, this mom finds there's nothing like a little puppy love.

25 Hilarious Knock, Knock Jokes for Kids - Clean jokes that are funny!

25 Hilarious Knock, Knock Jokes for Kids

25 Hilarious Knock, Knock Jokes for Kids - Frugal Fun For Boys 25 Hilarious Knock, Knock Jokes for Kids - Clean jokes that are funny!

how babies are made video

This short video is a few years old but its a good discussion starter for chatting to your kids about the truth of how babies are made. Yep the truth is often avoided because many people …

Summer and kids are two words that make mothers overwhelmed. Those long hot hours with kids driving them crazy. "I AM BORED!" seriously, Again! While iPad/tablets, TV and other gaming consoles come our rescue as babysitters, they are not exactly the ideal solution. Engaging kids in productive activities is the best and healthy way to keep our kids occupied this summer.

100 Simple Screen Free Activities For Kids

Summer and kids are two words that make mothers overwhelmed. Those long hot hours with kids driving them crazy. "I AM BORED!" seriously, Again! While iPad/tablets, TV and other gaming consoles come our rescue as babysitters, they are not exactly the ideal

een echte boekenworm

Make this 'Book Worm Bookmark Craft' to encourage student reading at independent time or at home ~ Need pom-poms, wiggly eyes, popsicle sticks, and glue.

A Letter To The Person Who Abandoned Me: My 'Father'

A Letter To The Person Who Abandoned Me: My 'Father'

The Best Way to Fight with a Teenager. New York Times. Learn what function fights serve for teens' development.

A Clever Savings Strategy: A mom invents a scoring system to let her son earn his playthings and learn about finances in the process.

Kids and Money: A Clever Savings Strategy

Read this article yesterday, love it! What a fantastic idea! Teaching kids about finance is soooo important. Something I wish I had learned younger!

The Beat Goes On: Sharing her love of music, a mom gets closer to her kids -- and makes mornings rock.  (I like this idea for a new family tradition; it could be a great way to wake up)

Fostering a Love of Music

My Mom did! Sharing her love of music, a mom gets closer to her kids -- and makes mornings rock.

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