Kindness Elves: An Alternative Elf on the Shelf Tradition

Create a new tradition for Christmas with the Kindness Elves, an alternative to the popular Elf on the Shelf idea, and place the focus instead on positive, character-building activities for kids. Teaching love, kindness and gratitude with a hope to raise kids who move away from the “entitlement” attitude which pervades our modern generation.Kindness Elves: An Alternative Elf on the Shelf Tradition

Top Tips for Preparing your Child for Starting School

As a Reception/ Kindergarten teacher with nearly 10 years of experience in helping children and their parents settle into starting school for the first time, I’ve always considered this area one that I am really comfortable about with giving advice and support. However,  I finally find the shoe on the other foot with my firstborn

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Get Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Are your kids always perfectly behaved, listen to everything you tell them and respond immediately? Yeah, me neither! That’s because they’re normal children and we are still on a steep learning curve as new parents. Well, there’s GREAT news on the horizon with a fantastic free webinar from parenting expert Amy McCready this week!

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A Prayer for Exhausted Parents: It’s Playtime!

I’ve been SO exhausted this week that I didn’t even manage to post the It’s Playtime link up on time, let alone chose any of the wonderful posts to feature! So now that I’m managing it, it seems very appropriate to attach this wonderful poem or prayer for tired parents! I’ve posted this on my

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