Whining is something every parent deals with, probably far more often than they would like. How do you get kids to stop whining? It can be done. Find out how this mom of 4 and Love and Logic instructor handles whining in her own home.
Do you have a strong-willed child?
Kids definitely come with their own little (or big) personalities. When my oldest, who is as mellow as they come, was born, I thought I had this motherhood thing down.
Then my other kids were born and I realized he was a fluke. A very pleasant fluke, but still a fluke.
Each of my other kids have been as strong-willed as they come. Being strong-willed can be a huge asset to kids, especially in today’s world. As a mom, it takes a bit more creativity just to get everyone through the day.
These days, with 3 kids 4 and under (including twin toddlers), my days are a very fine balance between letting my girls make their own decisions and trying to stand my ground so they don’t walk all over me.
How do you parent a strong-willed child? Carefully. Very carefully.
Dealing with emotions can be tricky for preschoolers . . . and anyone, really. Emotions are a tricky thing and the way we deal with them can have a huge impact on our day.
With 6 kids in my house, we have a lot of emotions going around. By far, the strongest emotions come from my preschooler. We’ve learned some tricks to help preschoolers calm down. These tricks are sanity savers and we definitely get a lot of opportunities to use them.
Are you sick of stepping on Lego bricks? Haven’t seen the floor in your child’s room for months?
I have good news! I’ve found the perfect way to help you stop procrastinating and declutter your child’s room FAST.
I will warn you, you probably will not be excited about this method but it is super effective.
I love to cook with my kids and I start them young. I usually start giving my kids small tasks in the kitchen before they turn two. It’s a bit more work in the short run but long term, I promise it pays off. My 12 year old can now cook just about if he has a recipe and most of my kids take turns cooking dinner throughout the week. When cooking with young kids, there’s one thing I always recommend: The Learning Tower.
I’ve used the Learning Tower since my kids were little (you can check out a video review we did years ago when my boys were little). They’ve since redesigned the tower and made it better than ever.