Positive, appropriate behavior should not be taken for granted. Look frequently for opportunities to praise good listening as well as all other responsible, appropriate behaviors.
When you hold your baby close and look at a book together, your baby will enjoy the snuggling and hearing your voice as well as the story.
Feeling safe and secure with you while looking at a book builds your baby’s confidence and love of reading.
Make holiday Potpourri by punching holes in a couple of oranges with a fork and fill the holes with whole cloves. Arrange in a basket or bowl along with cinnamon sticks, rosemary, anise, & pine cones for a fragrant display.
Notice the good things. Toddlers like to please the people they love, and they love attention source
If children feel coercedinto learn they’ll start to dread learning instead of loving the process source
Tots ask lots of questions, make sure that, your explanations are tailored to his or her age and keep them short and simple source
You can never have too many popsicles in the freezer. How many bad moods have been fixed by a simple popsicle? source
Studies show that children aren’t being talked to nearly enough. Take the time when in the car to talk to them and let them talk to you source
When you want your toddler to stop doing something, make it clear what is you want them to do instead. source
Always call your toddler by name rather than simply giving them instructions when you are trying to get them to pay attention source
Toddlers like to be independent and cope far better emotionally if they can do things themselves source
Toddlers will pick up on your mood so make sure you’re in a good mood first and they will follow you example. source
Sitters are hard to find, but parents can help each other by watching each other’s children. A no cost way to recharge yourself. source
Parents who express negative emotions toward their infants are likely to find themselves with aggressive kindergartners. source
Nobody’s perfect, so don’t torture yourself with an impossibly high bar for parenting success. source
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