Tough Love (parenting)

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Cheri Spaulding
20 Things Children Need to Know to Live Financially Smart Lives - Every child needs to grow up money-smart. This site help guide parents and educators on what age groups should know at their age. Education Positive, Kids Education, Life Skills, Life Lessons, Parenting Hacks, Gentle Parenting, Kids Learning, Teaching Kids, Raising Kids

Money as You Grow

20 things kids need to know to live financially smart lives, developed by the Youth Subcommittee of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

Road trip clips: One clip for each kid. If they are sweet, clip stays up, if they are not, clip comes down. Everyone with a clip on the visor gets a treat at the next stop. Just in case my children aren't natural road trippers like me Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Travel Activities, Babysitting Activities, Just In Case, Just For You, All I Ever Wanted, Tips & Tricks, Little Doll

Road trip clips: One clip for each kid.... If they are sweet, clip stays up, if they are not, clip comes down. Everyone with a clip on the visor gets a treat at the next stop :-) love this idea!!! Will totally be doing this

20 things a mother should tell her son. Just in case Baby C is a B. Bebe Love, My Bebe, Baby Boys, 2 Boys, 3 Kids, Video Hilarante, Joelle, Raising Boys, Baby Kind

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

1. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay ou...

20 Pillow Talk Questions for You and Your Child: sweet questions to ask a child at bedtime to encourage building your relationship. Genius Ideas, 20 Questions, This Or That Questions, My Bebe, Joelle, Little Doll, Pillow Talk, Ms Gs, Raising Kids

20 Pillow Talk Questions for You and Your Child - iMom

Here are 20 Pillow Talk questions to connect with your child's heart. Use them at bedtime or during the day.

This has some great tips on natural consequences for kids undesirable actions. Love the idea of natural consequences. Hate her idea of sending a kid to another room when acting like a brat, but she has other good stuff to say. For Elise, Train Up A Child, My Guy, Raising Kids, In Kindergarten, Parenting Advice, Future Baby, My Children, Baby Love

Consequences for Kids That Really Work

Ideas from the experts and the trenches, these creative consequences for kids will mean you're never disappointed with the age-old "time-out" again.

Bored Jar: if a kid complains of boredom they have to pick a slip & do the activity, good or bad. Might be going for ice cream or cleaning their room. With a chore to reward ratio. I think I could use this at work except it would be the "Bad kid jar" Pot Ennuyé, Little People, Little Ones, Bored Jar, Bored Kids, Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Just Dream, Do It Yourself Home

Bored Jars - For All You Mommas!

HAPPY FAT TUESDAY EVERYONE!! I am so sorry readers, it has been a while. School has been a bit INSANE, but I am now finally on a break and can get back to blogging away! So here is my latest little project... Whoa does this bring me back to my childhood! All growing up I remember having this "terribly-great" thing called a bored jar. It was an old canning jar my mom had filled with little scraps of paper. On each scrap there was something to do, according to my brother and I some were…

Teach how to match upper and lower case letters using cute ice cream cones! This should be helpful getting my four year old ready for kindergarten! Preschool Literacy, Literacy Activities, Educational Activities, Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities, Teaching Abcs, Early Literacy, Teaching Resources, Child Development Activities

ABC Scoops

Thanks to Ronald Reagon, July is National Ice Cream Month and we're celebrating all week long with ice cream crafts and activities. Today I whipped up this simple matching game for A as we continue to work on her ABC's. I google-imaged "cone" and "ice cream cone scoop" and found this great cone graphic as well as a template for a scoop. I printed off a bunch of the cones and cut them out, writing a lower case letter on each one. For the scoops, I used Photoshop to fill in each one with a fun…

What a good idea- Clutter Jail. If the kids leave it out, it goes in the clutter jail and they have to draw a card out of the community chest and complete the task to get their stuff back. Great way to teach responsibility. Little People, Little Ones, Activities For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Just In Case, Just For You, Mini, Thing 1, Raising Kids

Tool Me Tuesday: Jail The Kiddos Clutter - Susan Merrill

I was at a DotMOM Conference and heard Kathy Peel explain this very clever concept – The Clutter Jail. Kathy, author and family manager expert, created a clutter jail for her children. If they left there clutter around the house – she did not nag – she did not chastise – she did not punish. She simply picked it up and put it in jail. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. When her child discovered the item was missing he received a notice of bail to release the jailed clutter. Let your…

Clip chart for behavior management in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to move in a positive and negative direction throughout the day. Each student starts on "Let's rock-n-roll". Music Classroom, Classroom Themes, School Classroom, School Fun, Classroom Organization, Future Classroom, Classroom Rules, Classroom Procedures, Music Teachers


Tell me you don't just love a freshly laminated paper product. The smoothness. The ability to preserve your hard work in shiny plastic. I get a thrill just watching it roll off the press! Which brings me to the fact that I did a lot of laminating today, and will therefore have a lot of cutting to do tonight. So, in addition to dust, my house will now be blanketed with pesky laminate scraps that stick to everything through the magic of static electricity. I'll be finding them until Christmas…

classroom management: Bravo Board- week winner is the “Bravo Table” that gets a small trophy on their desk for the whole next week. I like the emphasis on group cooperation/teamwork. Kindergarten Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Decor, Future Classroom, Creative Classroom Ideas, Classroom Hacks, Organization And Management, Classroom Organization, Teacher Tools

Bravo Board

I started doing this last year and it has worked wonders. I got the idea from a friend, but she got the original idea from the fabulous blog- The First Grade Parade. It's called a Bravo Board. I like to use a dry erase board for simplicity. It happened to be a magnetic dry erase board, so it made attaching the colors and title super easy! All my desks are arranged in groups of 4-5 per group. Each group of students gets a colored bin containing supplies. Whichever color they are designated is…

14 Creative Chore Charts for Kids-------------really like this idea for a consequence or maybe do this for extra chores so kids can earn money. Chore Chart Kids, Chore Charts, Behavior Charts, Charts For Kids, Hacks, Raising Kids, Raising Daughters, Getting Organized, Kids Learning

Chore Ring for Earning Money

We are setting things in place to have an economy in our home, so I just created this chore ring for earning money