Happy Parenting: 5 Top Tips for Mom with Puzzle

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Happy Parenting Bonds!

Raise happy kids! It’s a challenging, tiring, and priceless journey. Take your parenting tools kit. Fill it with 5 great skills.

Now picture this: you’re super tired and your kids are fighting. Will you do your best parenting, or will you explode?

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Being a mom without taking care of yourself is like navigating parenthood on exhaust fumes. Let's dive into five game-changing tips. They can transform your parenting experience and, in turn, bring joy to you and your children's lives.

  1. Self-Care for Moms: Recharge Your Batteries

Moms, ever tried calling your child with a dead phone battery? It's frustrating. Now, imagine parenting with low emotional batteries. Self-care is the solution. Just as a phone needs charging, moms need to plug in and recharge too.

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Mom's Recharging Her Batteries

 

Sip a cup of tea. Listen to music. Enjoy a bubble bath. Be with nature. Self-care rejuvenates you. When you're fully charged, you're better equipped to handle the energy and noise of parenting.

 

  1. Detective Mom: Unleash Your Inner Problem Solver

Parenting is a bit like being a detective. Put on your detective hat and unravel the mysteries behind your child's tears. Your hunches may lead you in unexpected directions, and that's okay.

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Detective Mom Understands

 

Be flexible, listen with an open mind, and ask questions. Can your child solve the problem independently, or does a comforting hug do the trick? Your detective skills pave the way for creative problem-solving and strengthen your parent-child bond.

  1. Empathy Brings Sunshine into Their World

Imagine a perfect sunny day – warm, comforting, and just right. That's the empathy you provide your child. Focus on them with warmth, listen attentively, and share a kind smile.

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Empathy Works!

 

Your truthful and gentle perspective creates a connection that bonds you both. Empathy is the sunshine that brightens even the cloudiest parenting moments.

  1. Consistent Parenting: The Secret to a Good Hair Day

Consistency is the conditioner in your family's routine. Like a good hair day, it smooths out the tangles. Set strong yet fair boundaries and stick to them.

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Inconsistent Boundaries Cause Snarls

 

Your boundaries prevent family snarls and allow life to flow more smoothly. You are the conditioner that keeps the family dynamics in check.

  1. Positive Reinforcement: Boosting Growth Is Like Climbing a Tree

Positive reinforcement is the boost your child needs to climb the tree of life. Encourage their journey with specific praise and recognition. “Paul, you wore shoes with grit and climbed with confidence.”

Acknowledge their cautious decisions and watch them glow with satisfaction. “You thought well before each step and reached your goal.”

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Boost with Specific Praise

 

Your words become the echo they carry through life. Your words encourage them to take risks and grow. Your voice saying, "Good climb," resonates in their hearts.

Happy Parenting Conclusion:

Parenthood is an adventurous ride filled with twists and turns. While challenges are inevitable, these five tips are powerful tools to navigate your journey smoothly.

Recharge your batteries through self-care. Solve problems creatively by listening and asking questions gently. Offer empathy like sunshine. Maintain consistent boundaries. Provide positive reinforcement. Become the architect of your children's happiness.

With these tips, you'll not only stop many snarls but also illuminate the path to a joyful family life. Cheers to happy parenting!

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Self-care is about taking the time to care for yourself. Be the best version of yourself for you and your loved ones. In this puzzle, find your way to loving self-care.

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Parenting Gift: How to Teach Kids Gratefulness

 

 

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Teach The Gratitude Review to Your Child

 

The power of gratitude shapes positive thoughts. Upbeat thinking promotes a happier heart. If you’d like to raise an optimistic child, consider The Gratitude Review as a bedtime activity. It’s so easy.

The Simple Method for Increasing Gratitude:

At bedtime ask, “What happened today that you’re grateful for?”

Give your child time to think. Make sure it’s something that’s completely positive. If she says,

“I had fun playing soccer during recess but when it was over…”

The word ‘but’ tells you something unpleasant is about to follow. Help her practice finding pleasant events that started and ended with a satisfying experience.

This Bedtime Exchange Helps Parents and Children:

  1. Develop closeness.
  2. Discuss positive daily events.
  3. Share happy feelings.
  4. End the day on a joyful note.
  5. Sleep with happy memories.

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6 Parenting Questions to Promote Smart Kids - Video

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HELP YOUR CHILD THINK WITH 6 INTELLIGENT QUESTIONS

 

The discouraged child, who compares himself to others, may think, “I’m not smart.” He may even give up without trying. But he doesn’t have to.

When the bright child is asked, “Why didn’t you get all A’s?” she may fear trying new things in case she fails. How can parents prevent children from feeling discouraged and fearful? Plenty!

Parents have the power to promote smart thinking.

By asking the right questions you can help your child realize he has an amazing brain and that, like a muscle, it loves exercise.

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DEVELOP BRAIN POWER IN YOUR KIDS

In this short video you will find 6 simple but smart questions to discuss with your child. They will help your kids:

  • Challenge themselves
  • Grow from mistakes
  • Keep trying
  • Focus on their work
  • Feel great about their accomplishments
  • Discuss the mental steps they used to solve problems

If you choose to watch it on YouTube, Smart Kids! 6 Parenting Questions for Intelligent Brains feel free to copy the script below the video. Then add the questions to a binder to ask as you help develop your child’s brain power. You’ll love the fun discussions. Your child will too.

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Family Character: Simple Activity Strengthens Relationships

 

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CREATE A SOLID FAMILY FOUNDATION

When children feel like they belong to a loving family team, they experience inner security and confidence. Today's parenting gift shares an easy bonding activity. It helps family members develop a strong foundation with solid roots.

You'll be asking your family, "What do you want our family to be like?" To get the family discussion going you'll find 12 suggestions. Everyone should get a chance to share their ideas.

When you have a list of ideas, take a family vote and pick the top 6 suggestions. Choose someone to print them out and post them on the fridge or put them in a picture frame with a family photo as a reminder.

Challenge the family members to notice these qualities in each other as they occur.

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How Parents Raise Loving Families - 7 Tips + Video

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FIND OUT THE EASY WAY TO RAISE A CARING FAMILY!


Sincere words, a smiling voice, and eye contact are 3 ingredients you can easily use to create caring in your child.

Your words, whether harsh or loving, will be replayed over and over throughout his life. Your harsh words can become the critical judge he'll hear in his head when he does his homework, looks for a job, or raises kids of his own. 

If your words are kind and encouraging, they'll become his inner "Head Coach" and give him the confidence and courage to live a happier more productive and caring life.

But what if she's sassing, demanding, or lying? Clearly this is not the time for coddling and kind words. It could be the time to hold your tongue and not give in to the sass and demands. It's not easy.  IT CAN BE DONE!

How Changing Words Changes Family Life

Here’s a brief video with 7 family compliments that include honest words, a kind voice, and specific comments you can use. You’ll also find out how a tiny box, a family dinner, and noticing behaviors can help you raise a caring family.

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How Self-Centered Kids Become Caring Children

 

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CARING KIDS LIKE TO HELP!


 Spoiled kids want service. They think they’re the boss. They demand what they want and often get it. If you’re raising a selfish child, keep reading. You’ll find ways to handle your youngster without being a servant.

How Over-Indulged Kids Talk

Responses like, “Do it yourself!” can fill a parent with rage. It’s hard to hold one’s tongue or know how to respond without yelling or arguing. This article lists the sass that pampered children spout. If your child uses similar words, you’re raising an entitled kid. You'll find 10 solutions you can start using today.

How to Help Self-Centered Kids

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BEING THE PARENT WORKS!

 

Did your love for your child focus on making her happy? Did you give too much and not expect much in return. Perhaps your daughter became the queen of the household. For her to change, you’ll have to be the parent. You’ll have to take charge and this article will show you exactly what to do.

To find out how to help your youngster change into a caring child, click on:

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Pick out the behaviors you need the most. Then work on them by being kind and firm, consistent and stable.

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How Do Divorced Parents Love Their Children?

 

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Children of Divorce Need Their Parents

Divorce crushes children when busy parents lose contact.  They wonder, "Did I cause my parents' divorce?" Their guilt can sink them into depression because they don't understand that the conflict is between their parents and not them. So how can loving parents continue to show they care?

Today our parenting gift includes 15 ways divorced parents can show love. They can lift your children up from the despair of divorce and keep you connected.

  • Number 1 tells what your child thinks when you talk against your ex.
  • Number 5 shares what to do when you need to make schedule changes.
  • Number 8 gives important advice about a parent's new boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Number 12 suggests what to do about gifts for your child.
  • Number 15 states what to say often to help your child. Maybe you can already guess.

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Brainwashing Kids: How Divorced Parents Show Caring

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"Stop talking against my parent!"


DIRTY DIVORCE TACTICS INCLUDE TELLING YOUR CHILD MEAN THINGS ABOUT HIS OTHER PARENT. It's called "parental alienation." When you're deeply hurt by the divorce
, it's easy to do.

Let's face it, divorce wounds both parents and kids. Many parents want revenge. So they try to turn their children against the other parent. To get their children to love them best, they brainwash their kids to think poorly of the other parent with words like:

"Your father is a liar."

"Your mother doesn't care about you."

"Your dad is lazy."

"Your mom is selfish."

Whatever is said has the power to influence their children. It goes inside their hearts and minds and makes them feel confused, angry, and sad. They may even begin to agree with the complaining parent. Their respect for the complainer turns sour too.

Today we'll share an article with a child's divorce story about feelings and another story about a father's unrealistic demands. You'll find 7 common childhood reactions to a parent's divorce, 10 big mistakes divorced parents make, and 15 ways to avoid brainwashing and show your child love.

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Children and Divorce Video: 6 Parenting Tips

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Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce

CHILDREN NEED HELP with SEPARATION and DIVORCE.

If your parents divorced when you were young, did they know how to help you? If yes, you were fortunate. If no, is the pain still with you?

Perhaps you still block out fights between your parents or maybe you remember wondering, "What will happen to me?"

Many children think they caused the divorce and say to themselves, 'Maybe if I had behaved better...'

Some kids feel angry and blame their parents for breaking up their home.

Of course, there are important reasons for divorce like physical and mental abuse. But not all marriages that end are because of abuse. Even so, divorce for any reason isn't easy for kids.

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Today we have a special video that expresses how children feel and how to help them cope with divorce. You'll find 6 simple parenting solutions like what to do when you need to communicate with your ex or what to do instead of buying expensive presents when you want to ease your child's pain. You'll learn what children really want from each of you and what they're most afraid of.

This brief video can help whether you've gone through a divorce or whether you're thinking about it. Perhaps you know a family who could use these ideas to help their children. If so, please share it with them.

After you watch it feel free to copy the transcript below it to capture the 6 parenting strategies. You can start using them today.

Children and Divorce: How Parents Show Love

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Stubborn Child Activity: Character Building Poem with 7 Questions

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You Can Help Hardheaded Child to Cooperate!

Getting your strong-willed child to cooperate can be difficult. Often stubborn youngsters react without thinking. Parents feel frustrated, get mad, and both start arguing. Before you know it, the argument becomes nasty and nobody listens. Nobody wins.

Getting solutions to determined behavior is best when children are in a good mood. Today we have an activity that you can easily use. It's a unique children's poem about stubbornness with 7 questions. It will help you and your kids discuss the issue without pointing fingers.

Find out what your children think about Jake and Jill's (the kids in the poem) behavior. The questions will help them reflect about their own behavior. They'll begin to see that acting like a mule closes minds, loses positive power, and increases ugly moods. 

Cooperation is a better solution. It's more fun too.

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