Parenting

The secret to using a bean jar to encourage good behavior in your children. The secret to using a bean jar to encourage good behavior in your children.

I have been reading a great homeschooling book called Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning by Oliver DeMille. I wanted to share a great idea that was in that book that rewards your children for good behavior. It’s called the bean jar. In the book they call it the “Bean-Counter Game”. We are just calling…

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Easy tips for teaching your toddler to household chores (that actually work). Easy tips for teaching your toddler to household chores (that actually work).

I never set out to give my toddlers chores to do. You might be thinking, “That’s too young! Toddlers can’t do chores!” That’s what I thought too, that is until I was constantly tripping over my boys while trying to do my own household chores. Let’s face it, toddlers want to help mom, even when…

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Find out the top reasons for toddler biting and what you can do about it. Find out the top reasons for toddler biting and what you can do about it.

Ouch! Toddler biting hurts and it can be just as painful to see other children avoid your toddler because they don’t want to be bitten. If your toddler is biting others, it’s important to know that this behavior is very common, and it’s usually not intended to harm others. There are also simple steps you…

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From signs of readiness to using the potty alone, the seven stages of potty training for toddlers explained. From signs of readiness to using the potty alone, the seven stages of potty training for toddlers explained.

There are seven stages of potty training. They begin with showing signs of potty training readiness and conclude with being able to use the toilet away from home.   Stage 1: Signs of Readiness    The first stage of potty training begins when your child shows the following signs of potty training readiness: Expresses an…

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