Category: Solutions & resources

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

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

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