Helping Aggressive Kids: 10 Positive Parenting Tips

Welcome back to another week of the “Teaching Kids About Character” series.  This week’s topic, S is for Social, is a tough one to tackle.  About a month ago, I posted M is for Mellow as a guide to dealing with kids when they are upset.  There was a lot of feedback on the post and most readers wanted more information about dealing with kids and aggression which just couldn’t be covered in that post.

Well, you asked and I researched! Today is a summary of what I have found that parenting experts who focus on positive discipline, advise when your child becomes aggressive.

Please keep in mind that everything I’m writing about today is based on responding to children when they’re upset in a proactive, positive way that does not involve any form of punishment.  If you’re interested in learning more about this approach to parenting, be sure to check out the Loving Your Kids Unconditionally post.

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Freakishly Fun Halloween Playdough Ideas

We’ve been a little playdough crazy around here this week!  On Friday, we shared our 5 Senses Fall Playdough ideas and today we’re sharing 3 “Freakishly FUN” Halloween Playdough ideas.  It’s not too early for Halloween – is it?

Freakishly Fun Halloween Playdough Ideas

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5 Senses Fall Playdough Ideas

With Fall in the air, I wanted to set up some new sensory experiences for Onetime, my 3 year old son. He really enjoys playdough and so I came up with a few different ideas for some Fall Playdough activities that use all 5 senses!

5 Senses Fall Playdough


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Apple Learning Activities for Preschoolers + Linky

Welcome to another week of the Love to Learn Linky! With Fall in the air, bloggers are going crazy with apple activities!  This week we are featuring language, math, science, sensory and fine-motor APPLE themed learning activities that are perfect for preschoolers for the Fall!

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Teaching Preschoolers Responsibility: Going Beyond Chores

What comes to mind when you think of the words “Responsibility” and “Kids”?  To me, a responsible child is able to do many things independently, without many (or any!) reminders.  It also means that they are doing these things because it’s the right thing to do – not for any reward.

And I definitely think that there is so much more to teaching our kids to be responsible, than just giving them chores to do (although that’s a good start!)

Teaching Kids to be Responsible Today’s “Teaching Kids About Character: An Alphabetic Series”post is R is for Responsible.  It shares 4 easy tips to help your young child start to become that independent and responsible person that we would love for them to be – without nagging or bribes!

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