Stop Banging Your Heads Together

At breakfast a few weeks ago a fellow RaisingGems member mentioned she was frustrated with her husband. “He… [read the Gem]

Stop Banging Your Heads Together Stop Banging Your Heads Together

Whining Can Leave You Out In The Cold

Sadie loves to whine. Oh Lord does she love to whine.  If whining were a sport, I'm pretty sure she… [read the Gem]

Whining Can Leave You Out In The Cold Whining Can Leave You Out In The Cold

Thinking Outside The Bath

My kids HATE getting out of the bath.  This is considerably annoying given how hard it is to get them… [read the Gem]

Thinking Outside The Bath Thinking Outside The Bath

Cute idea, cute app!

Beep & Boop is a clever and simple new app.  Hit Beep when they do the right thing, Boop when they do the wrong thing.  Add click to read the full gem …

Take Action

November 8, 2012

You can make excuses in one hand and crap in the other and see what gets filled up first.

If there is a problem, deal with it head on.  Ask click to read the full gem …

Shrug It Out

November 7, 2012

Fun way (well fun for you, not so much for them) to get them to ask for what they want, Shrug!

For example:

Sadie comes to the kitchen and thrusts a click to read the full gem …

Communication

November 6, 2012

So often with our children, we become mind readers.

We know exactly what our kids are going to ask for without them even having to ask.

Make them ask!

Especially click to read the full gem …

Empathy

November 5, 2012

Empathy seems to complex to teach..its not.

In some respects it is, because it is not a lesson that can be taught like saying thank you, or not sticking M click to read the full gem …

Thanks so much to Sarah for sending this my way!

A study at Stanford University known as the “Marshmallow Experiment” tests young children’s ability to make decisions.

They click to read the full gem …

Will Work For Candy

November 1, 2012

Hopefully you will remember a post I did a few weeks ago called “Something For Nothing“.

Halloween candy is a great way to put this theory into practice. click to read the full gem …

Fright Night

October 31, 2012

Halloween can be a scary night… for us!

It is dark.

There are loads of people everywhere.

There might be multiple lookalikes of your kids running around (Sadie is a click to read the full gem …

Halloween Night Preparations

October 30, 2012

Want to make sure your kids know what to do on Halloween night?

Practice makes perfect!

Have a trial run the day before.

Have your kids dress up in their click to read the full gem …

Costume Anxiety

October 29, 2012

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again.

There are a brave few of us who have kids who get freaked out by the idea of dressing up in click to read the full gem …