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Something to Avoid

Something to Avoid

This is a very common parenting mistake that I observe in public. “You’re being a bad boy.” “You were a bad girl today.” “Stop being such a bad kid.” “Be a good girl.”
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You Are NOT Failing

You Are NOT Failing

Parenting and being a caregiver to a toddler isn’t easy for anyone, no matter what social media shows you, or what your friends might share. I know at times parenting can feel isolating and the only thing you might hear or see is the “good stuff” from your friends and family.
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1:1 Time With Your Kids

1:1 Time With Your Kids

Have you heard people on social media recommend spending 1:1 time with your child each day? I’m someone who recommends this! I suggest each caregiver spend 10 minutes per day of uninterrupted time with each child, as you’re able.
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Reminder!

Reminder!

Your toddler's brain is still under construction. Especially the areas that help with emotional regulation, rational thinking, impulse control (hello hitting) and language.
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Hard Truth

Hard Truth

Acknowledging that it’s challenging, that we may not always know how to respond, or that sometimes we respond in ways that we later regret is okay.⁣⁣ There is nothing wrong with feeling stressed and overwhelmed.⁣⁣
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6 Strategies That Support Our Toddlers

6 Strategies That Support Our Toddlers

Earlier on this week we talked about the WHY behind the “terrible 2s,3s,4s”⁣⁣ As a refresher, if we anticipate that these years will be terrible then we approach them with anxiety, dread, and resentment. ⁣⁣
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When Your Kid is Scared

When Your Kid is Scared

Your toddler is scared of the slide, or school drop off, or a purple crayon. Maybe it's a valid fear, or maybe it's ridiculous, but either way, we go, "You're fine! Don't be scared!"
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Indoor Full Body Play Ideas

Indoor Full Body Play Ideas

Just in time for the weekend! 😆 Let’s talk EASY indoor play activities to add into your toddler or preschooler’s routine. I’m a big fan of using household objects for simple activities - nothing fancy required!
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No Such Thing As a Bad Child

No Such Thing As a Bad Child

Children are excellent mirrors of the people and environments around them. When a child displays an unwanted behavior, let’s pause and ask ourselves why is this behavior happening? And why now?⁣⁣
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Kids Who Need the Most Love

Kids Who Need the Most Love

Children misbehave most when they crave attention, emotional connection, autonomy, and a sense of personal power. When children misbehave, they are using their behavior to communicate unmet needs.
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The Power of Routines

The Power of Routines

Routines for children are SO powerful (like, I’m obsessed 😝), but often times we don’t really think about why 🤷‍♀️ Well, here you have it my friends... the top reasons why!
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8 Things to Try Before Yelling

8 Things to Try Before Yelling

If we are prone to yelling and our child is not responding, it’s possible they’ve developed a defense against it in order to protect themselves. If there is no imminent danger, before you yell pause & notice what you're experiencing.⁣⁣
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