Category: Solutions & resources

My biggest parenting struggles in the first 3 years of motherhood (and what helped me overcome them)

Raluca Loteanu October 13, 2017
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Here is the truth: parenting is hard! But with every struggle that we overcome we have the chance to become better parents. Some days ago I was looking through some ol... read more

How to use quiet time to encourage your child to be independent (and get some free time for you)

Raluca Loteanu October 8, 2017
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Quiet time is the perfect way to encourage independent play and also get some free moments to focus on your tasks. And you can implement it in a playful way! For a lon... read more

How to help young kids deal with strong emotions in a gentle way {+ printable}

Raluca Loteanu September 8, 2017
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If you are looking for solutions on how to help young kids deal with strong emotions, I hope that you'll find some good ideas in this article. My ... read more

This is the reason why sometimes setting limits with kids seems so hard

Raluca Loteanu August 17, 2017
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If you ever wondered why setting limits with young kids sometimes just doesn't work, maybe I'll find some useful answers in this article! I was standing in the midd... read more

30 useful tools that will make kids more independent and happy to help with chores

Raluca Loteanu August 2, 2017
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If you are looking for tools that encourage young kids to be independent and help with chores, here is a list of 30 tools that you can use in your home! One of the thing... read more

How to create family rules that kids will be happy to follow {+ printable family rules}

Raluca Loteanu July 20, 2017
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I am a big fan of giving a lot of freedom during their childhood. They need to play a lot, to have fun, and to enjoy every moment of these wonderful years! But I am also convinc... read more

How boredom can benefit your child and make your mom life easier

Raluca Loteanu June 26, 2017
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After I wrote about our Bored Jar and I shared our list of activity ideas, I’ve got several emails telling me that it’s great that I manage to prevent my child from ... read more

The lessons I’ve learned to prevent yelling at my child even if I’m really angry

Raluca Loteanu May 10, 2017
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Ever since my boy was born, I have been trying to be a gentle mom and to raise my child with love and respect. Gentle parenting taught me a lot of precious lessons, but this jou... read more

12 manners for young kids and a great way to teach them [+ our printable “Little manners book” for kids]

Raluca Loteanu April 23, 2017
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How to teach manners to young kids
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In the past month, I have been looking for a nice method on how to teach manners to young kids. My son is a very kind child and he really follows our family rules (almost all t... read more

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