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5 Crucial Tips for Strengthing Your Child’s Emotional Health

What’s inside this article: A look at what factors most significantly impact a child’s emotional health, one aspect of mental health, and what you can do as a parent to set them up for a lifetime of emotional wellbeing. Emotional health is one aspect of mental health – emotionally healthy people have good coping abilities …

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13 Ways to Reduce Household Chaos & Create a Calmer Home

What’s inside this article: A review of current research on the effects of growing up in a chaotic household, along with actionable suggestions to help you reduce chaos, and add structure and consistency to your home. Children are so loud, messy, and sometimes nuts.  You’d think they thrive on the chaos. But, the opposite is true.  Children need …

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7 Tips for Reducing Stress This Holiday Season for Parents of Children With Special Needs

What’s inside this article: Tips and advice, from first-hand experience, for reducing stress this holiday season for both you and your children. These tips were created with children in mind who struggle with sensory processing, social interactions, and unpredictability. When your child has special needs, huge family gatherings are a recipe for sensory overload, meltdowns, …

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Verbal De-Escalation Techniques for Challenging Behavior & Meltdowns

What’s inside this article: Eight verbal de-escalation techniques, based on The Crisis Prevention Institutes training, to help you effectively manage challenging behavior and meltdowns in children without the use of physical force or restraint. Parents, educators, and caregivers of children with special needs or complex behavior challenges know that sometimes when kids are overwhelmed, anxious, …

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Do Your Kids Need a Summer Schedule?

What’s inside this article: The benefits of maintaining a summer schedule for your child during the school break, along with tips (and a free printable) to help you create an easy-to-follow, fun summer routine. Summer break is often a time to unwind, spend more time outside, more quality time with the family. Bedtimes are later …

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4 Signs Your Child Needs a Digital Detox

What’s inside this article: A look at what experts currently recommend for screen time limits for kids, signs your child needs a digital detox, how electronics affect social-emotional skills and behavior, and tips for breaking bad screen time habits. As technology is rapidly evolving, avoiding screen time is virtually impossible. Almost everything in our society …

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So You Lost It On Your Kid … Now What?

What’s inside this article: Positive parenting advice for moms feeling guilty after yelling or over reacting during a difficult parenting moment. Tips to make restitution and positive strategies to try next time. So, you’re feeling guilty right now because, well basically, because you lost your S#!T and yelled at your child. It happens to everyone …

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How to Talk to Kids About Tough Topics

What’s inside this article: 10 tips to help you get through some of the most challenging conversations that we as parents need to have with our kids. These tips are for all difficult topics including death, divorce, illness, etc. No matter how confident you are as a parent, there are some topics that are just …

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How to Keep Calm During Difficult Parenting Moments

What’s inside this article: Helpful tips for parents to help them stay calm and regulate their own emotions during difficult parenting moments when their child’s behavior is triggering to them. Whether you’re dealing with backtalk, or what feels like a never-ending meltdown, knowing how to stay calm (parental regulation) is the most important (and often …

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Positive Affirmations for Kids

What’s inside this article: A huge list of positive affirmations for kids, the benefits of using them, and ideas for when and how to use them in daily activities, and a printable worksheet to help children choose their own positive affirmations. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Positive affirmations for kids can be an effective …

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