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Tips & tricks for parents to make the most out of every moment.

Looking for an inexpensive and fun activity? Make a sensory bin. Sensory bins are great for exploring and learning. You can find a lot of bin fillers at home and at your local Dollar Tree. You can even ask your kids to help you create your own sensory bin. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Teaching your kids to do chores at a young age helps them develop responsibility and life long habits. Chores do not have to be boring and tedious. Make a list of chores and ask your kids which ones they would like to do. If two kids want to do the same chore, you can let them pair up and complete the chore together. This teaches them how to be a good team player! You can also motivate your kids with a chore/sticker chart or a special reward at the end of the week. Kids are more willing to work hard if they are working towards something. Here is a list of age appropriate chores:

Having a set schedule or routine can benefit your family in many ways. Most kids (and adults) thrive on “knowing” what comes next. Schedules and routines provide a sense of security for young kids. They also help kids develop self-discipline and self-confidence because they are completing tasks on their own (or trying to). Creating a family schedule/routine will depend on the ages of your kids. Hold a family meeting and ask your kids what types of things they need to do when they wake up and what to do before they go to bed. Asking their input will encourage them to stick to the schedule because they helped plan it! Although schedules and routines are extremely helpful, it’s good to remember that life happens sometimes. There will be days that stuff comes up and that is OKAY. Talk to your kids before their schedule changes. This will help eliminate any behaviors due to being out of their routine. Listed below is a schedule of our “typical” day as a family of eight.

 

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