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SFP 16 : What Age Should Kids Start Preschool?

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It seems like kids are starting school earlier and earlier. In today's episode, I will be discussing how to decide on the best age for a child to start preschool. Highlights: Preschool vs. Daycare--what's the difference? What type of curriculum and education does a baby/young toddler need? What’s the best age to start school? Show Notes/Links: ...

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SFP 15: How Will My Kids Benefit from Minimalism?

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The kids of today need minimalism. In this episode I am sharing with you some of the benefits of minimalism with kids and family. Highlights: What is minimalism? Four benefits for our children. Show Notes/Links Does your Kids Have Shiny Object Syndrome Why Kids Need Fewer Toys Research: Children learn better in simple, clean spaces ...

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Why I Don't Do Pinterest-Worthy Activities with My Kids

I don't do planned arts, crafts, or academic activities with my children. I also don't feel the least bit guilty about it. As I write this, my three-year-old is building a parking garage out of Magnatiles and my 10-month-old is dropping a pair of fingernail clippers in a bucket (repeatedly). Our days have a significant amount of ...

Does Your Child Have Shiny Object Syndrome?

Shiny Object Syndrome starts with the best of intentions. When my first child was a baby, it was like wrangling a bear to change his diaper. He would flip and squirm like a wild animal. A thoughtful friend suggested that I keep a variety of toys near the changing pad. That way, each time I ...

SFP 14 : How Do I Put an End to Food Throwing?

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Kids shouldn't be playing with their food. That means making a mess should be the exception, not the expectation. In this episode I will discuss how to handle throwing and playing with food at mealtime. Highlights: Understand the motive Control of Error The Food Time-Out Show Notes/Links: How to Get Kids to Stop Throwing and ...

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SFP 13 : How Can I Get My Kid to Go to Bed?

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It can be hard to get kids to go to bed. In today's episode, I am answering a question about how to get a child to go to bed (and stay in bed). Highlights: Bring the positive energy. Pattern your days for success. Get kids to stay in bed