7 Anger Calming Techniques

  • 12 February 2021
  • Kristi
7 Anger Calming Techniques. Learn how to help your child calm down when they are angry.

First of all, you need to accept that anger is a perfectly natural feeling for your child to have. It's what they do when they are angry is where they need help. Empathize with their anger. They are struggling with something and you are going to help them work through it. Also, remember that anger is usually a by product of another feeling that is the root cause of the issue.

Quick Tip Video - 5 Ways to Stop Your Child's Panic Attack

  • 1 February 2021
  • Kristi
5 Ways to Stop Your Child's Panic Attack

Watching a child having a panic attack is heartbreaking. So much stress, fear, and anxiety for such young individuals. We have struggled with panic attacks over the years for various things and when they occur they are debilitating. Nothing happens. We can't move. We are simply paralyzed. In this quick tip video, I share my 5 favorite techniques to stop a panic attack. What I love about these is that they work really well, they are easy to deploy, and are fun for your child.

 

4 Ways to Clean & Sanitize Plush Toys

  • 4 January 2021
  • Kristi
4 Ways to Clean & Santize Stuffed Animals

Under the current environment it is important to be extra diligent about keep our children's toys clean. This is also important for children that have underlying heath conditions, such as asthma and allergies. Unfortunately, there are many plush toys say that they are surface washable only. Leaving us with the question how can I clean and sanitize these stuffed animals?

Nagging Isn't About Your Kids, It's About You

  • 26 September 2020
  • Kristi
Nagging Isn't About Your Kids, It's About You

The other day I was having a conversation with my brother. We were talking about our children and nagging came up. It was what he said that made me pause and ultimately led me to a discovery about myself. He said, "we nag because we are so tired and frustrated they don't do what we've told them 100 times to do." 

Did you catch it? The reason I paused...Probably not. So let me explain.

What Unschooling Looks Like Photo Gallery

  • 2 April 2020
  • Kristi
Day in the Life of an Unschooler

When I tell people that Samantha is unschooled, many of them are taken aback. They have a puzzled look on their face. I go on to explain that learning happens naturally for all of us through the experiences we have in life. In this process, it is not necessary to force children to learn something specific, as they will follow their natural curiosities, passions, and interest. Subjects, such as reading, math, science, present themselves through that engagement. 

Our Homeschooling Gallery

  • 25 March 2020
  • Kristi
A photo gallery of our homeschooling unschooling activities

I take a guided eclectic unschooling and homeschooling approach with Samantha so we can work through her specific learning needs in a calm loving environment without the social pressures, excess busy work, and emotional peer overload. This gallery is a collection of all the games, worksheets, activities, crafts, and materials we have made. I hope you find them useful, and you can always reach out to me if you have any questions on any of them.

 

5 Ways to Get Your Spouse on the Same Page About Your Child’s Special Needs

  • 17 March 2020
  • Kristi
5 Ways to Get Your Spouse on the Same Page About Your Child’s Special Needs

This is a subject that comes up quite frequently when I am talking with other parents. Often the scenario is Mom sees the struggles of her child, but Dad doesn’t. This disconnect leads to arguments between the couple, inconsistent parenting, and adds a layer of anxiety on everyone in the household.

So what do you?

Moms Know How to Connect the Dots for Ultimate Success

  • 1 March 2020
  • Kristi
Moms Know How to Connect the Dots for Ultimate Success

Did you ever do dot-to-dots as a kid? I did. Most of the time you could tell the picture without even having to connect the dots. That is until I came across Extreme Dot-To-Dots. These pages are filled with hundreds of dots and hundreds of numbers. Honestly, you have NO idea what the picture is until you have completed connecting all the dots. I find this to also be true of our lives and our children's lives. 

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