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How a Rainbow Chart for Behavior Saved My Sanity During Pregnancy

I have always had high expectations for my children’s behavior. Of course, I understand that they are CHILDREN, and will make mistakes, test boundaries, break rules, and so on and so forth. We work on first-time obedience from a young age and listening to mommy and daddy is a huge priority in our house. And …

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Calming Strategies for Kids: How to Teach Your Child to Calm Down

I’m sure every parent has experienced a time when their child was completely out of control. Meltdown city. Temper tantrum. Pitching a fit. Whatever you want to call it, we have alllll been there. Here’s the thing, friends. It’s completely normal for children to flip out over unreasonable things. They are KIDS. Learning how to …

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How to Survive 3-Year-Old​ Twins: A Behavior Guide

“Watch out for the terrible twos!” they say. “Twin toddlers are so challenging!” they say. Anyone ever feel as if “they” don’t actually have children? Two year olds are a BREEZE compared to the sass and attitude of a threenager. And don’t even get me started on the emotional complexities of a four year old. …

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5 Secrets to Getting Kids to Listen the First Time

Josie and Margo, my three-year-old twins, and I were walking to pick their brother up from preschool when it happened. They were running a little bit ahead of me on the sidewalk, when I saw a car backing out of the driveway, just a few feet from them. “GIRLS, STOP NOW!” I shouted. They immediately …

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How to Discipline a Highly Sensitive Child: 8 Simple Strategies

If you’re a parent to a highly sensitive child, you’ve likely struggled with figuring out how to discipline appropriately. Discipline strategies that work for most children don’t usually work with highly sensitive children. It can be incredibly frustrating for both the parent and the child… trust me! I have been there. It is crucial that …

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Parenting Toddler Twins: A Survival Guide

If you’re a parent to twin toddlers, congratulations! You survived the baby years! You’re probably getting used to the fact that you have twins, and hopefully a bit more sleep. Unfortunately, parenting toddler twins is a whole new level of difficulty than newborn twins. There’s a new level of frustration that parents with one toddler …

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The Terrible Twos Times Two: Tantrums with Toddler Twins

tips to help you handle tantrums with toddler twins There is nothing like the twin bond. Watching my girls giggle and cuddle together is the sweetest thing I’ve EVER seen. They give each other rubs and hugs when they’re hurt. They will call throughout the house “C’mon Josie! Let’s go play!” They feed off of …

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How to Correct Your Child’s Behavior with Behavior Boot Camp

It is normal and common for children to test boundaries and try to get away with things they know aren’t allowed. Consistency is one of the most important things in parenting, and often times it can be the most challenging. Knowing that consistency is important and actually BEING consistent are two very different things. There …

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12 Things to Remember When Correcting Your Child (guest post)

Things to Remember When Correcting Your Child Today we have a guest post from Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. Val has been one of my favorite blogs to read for everything related to parenting as far back as I can remember. I’m so honored that she’s sharing her wisdom on my blog today! …

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