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Preparing Student Portfolios for Student-Led Conferences

Are you a teacher looking for inspirational ideas for preparing your class for student-led conferences? This post shares DIY tips on creating the perfect portfolios that will impress parents and preparing students to showcase children's classroom work. Head there now to download your free printable self-assessment and reflection forms.

from Views From a Step Stool

Tips for Calming the Angry Child PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE

Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

from The Mommy View

Why Saying "Calm Down" To Your Kids Doesn't Actually Work

"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place.

from Sammy Approves

100+ Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids

Creating a strong parent-child bond is something that will carry with your child to adulthood. Here are over 100 fun and easy ways to bond…

How much should your toddler be eating? Eat a rainbow everyday! Ideas and inspiration for a varied and healthy diet for your toddler/preschooler. FRUIT - mix up with veg for at least 5 portions a day (juice or dried fruits only count once). www.organiccookeryschool.org

from Club 31 Women

How to Build Up Your Marriage, Child, and Home . . . One Word at a Time {with 3 Free Printables}

Do you recognize the need to build up your children every day, too? This list of phrases will encourage the child who hears them from a sincere parent. There are so many “voices” in this world telling our kids they don’t measure up. Behind every young child who believes in him, is a parent who believed in him first. Let’s go on the offensive and help our girls and boys see how truly wonderful they are. ~ Club31Women

from Imperfect Families

Do You React or Respond to Your Kids?