Category: Parenting

What to do instead of punishments? 5 gentle ways to discipline young kids

Raluca Loteanu April 16, 2017
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If you are looking for gentle ways to discipline young kids and to avoid punishments, here are 5 positive discipline tools that worked really well for us! | Gentle parenting | Positive discipline | How to discipline young kids | Discipline for young kids | Gentle ways to discipline
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Some time ago I wrote about our story of raising a child without punishments (or time-outs) and I realized that the most difficult thing for me was to find the way to disciplin... read more

4 powerful tools to help children overcome fears

Raluca Loteanu April 5, 2017
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If your kids are dealing with fears, here are 4 powerful tools on how to help children overcome fear and provide them the support they need! | How to help children overcome fears | Kids fears | Children fears
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It is really frustrating to see your child being scared and not being able to help him overcome this feeling! In the past months, I felt this several times as my boy has experie... read more

What helped me become a calmer mom and be gentle with my child even if I’m angry

Raluca Loteanu March 26, 2017
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Calm mom | How to be a calm mom | How to be a calm parent | Tips for not getting angry | Gentle parenting
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Having a calm mom matters a lot for every child, but fighting anger as a parent is not always an easy thing. Ever since I became a mother, I tended to get angry more easily, pro... read more

7 useful ways to prepare for the first day of preschool (+ a printable to help you)

Raluca Loteanu March 7, 2017
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How to prepare for preschool + a printable to help your child adjust to this change
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The beginning of preschool is an important moment for every child and it can bring a lot of joy for seeing your child reaching this milestone, but also a lot of worries about ho... read more

How to create an effective morning routine for kids (+morning checklist printable)

Raluca Loteanu March 2, 2017
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If you have a young child, I’m sure that you know those chaotic mornings when nothing seems to work and you feel that you’ll never be able to be ready to get throug... read more

How I find time for me (and work) as a stay-at-home mom

Raluca Loteanu February 28, 2017
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How to find time for me as a stay-at-home mom | Tips for stay-at-home moms | Me time for stay-at-home moms
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One of the questions that I often receive is how I manage to have time for having a blog and being involved in online projects while being a stay at home mom, so I decided to wr... read more

A step by step guide to toy rotation: a way to use fewer toys and encourage more independent play

Raluca Loteanu February 21, 2017
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Toy rotation | How to rotate toys | Toy rotation ideas | Toy organization ideas | Toy rotation means that you will have the toys split into several boxes and the child will receive only one box at a time. In this way, you reduce the number of toys in your child’s room and you help kids to focus more on the toys they have at hand.
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When I wrote “How to declutter toys: a guide to cleaner rooms and happier kids” I promised to come back with more information about the method we are using for manag... read more

How to reduce screen time for kids (and what to do instead)

Raluca Loteanu February 15, 2017
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I recently wrote about why we should think twice about letting small children watch TV and I got feedback from a lot of parents saying that they know that TV time is not good f... read more

How to declutter toys: a guide to cleaner rooms and happier kids

Raluca Loteanu February 12, 2017
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Having a child means having a lot of toys around you every time. At the beginning, there are 2-3 toys on the floor, but then you can easily notice that the room gets full of toy... read more

Why you should think twice about letting small children watch TV

Raluca Loteanu January 31, 2017
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A lot of parents choose to let their kids watch TV from a very early age and in many families babies and toddlers spend several hours a day in front of the TV. This habit has be... read more