18 Outstanding Books for Middle School Boys (even reluctant readers)

18 Outstanding Books for Middle School Boys (even reluctant readers)

I’ve got a pretty good eye for teenage boy reading material. Ya know, the safe kind that you’re thrilled for your kid to be reading. While I haven’t taught English to middle school boys since 2006-2008, I was much more recently a youth minister to kids ages 12-18. Currently, I am currently a literacy specialist…

How to Deal with an Argumentative Child (6 ways to keep your sanity intact)

How to Deal with an Argumentative Child (6 ways to keep your sanity intact)

It is completely normal for kids to argue with their parents, and I’d argue that it’s even healthy for them to learn to respectfully push back against authority figures. But it’s also annoying as heck! Some kids just push those boundaries way too far. When you’re trying to figure out how to deal with an…

A Vision Board for Kids: How to Encourage Your Little One to Dream Big

A Vision Board for Kids: How to Encourage Your Little One to Dream Big

Are you looking to inspire your kiddo to dream big? My oldest is naturally very goal oriented, and fits all the birth order stereotypes. Even at just seven years old, she loves to plan for her future. A vision board for kids is the perfect creative way to get your child thinking for the future….

7 Easy Ways to Help an Ungrateful Child Grow in Gratitude & Grace

7 Easy Ways to Help an Ungrateful Child Grow in Gratitude & Grace

Most mamas know the feeling well. You’ve been doing your best to give your child all the opportunities, experiences and material needs that you think are important. Maybe, after a rough patch when you’re feeling a bit disconnected from your child, you’ve been turning on the magic at home. Suddenly, your child starts making ridiculous…

20 Free, Printable Chore Charts That Will Get Your Kids Movin’ and Groovin’

20 Free, Printable Chore Charts That Will Get Your Kids Movin’ and Groovin’

If you’re getting worried that your child is too spoiled, one of the best ways to straighten them up is by teaching them to contribute to the household. Chore charts can be a great way to clearly state your expectations and maintain a chore system all year. There are so many benefits to kids’ learning…