Driving and Toddler Tantrums!

We were driving with Miss K snug in her car seat. She was crying and screaming for her dad. What I saw was a 2 year old who was having a tantrum for one parent. This parent was with her brother at a medical appointment. So, I turned up the music. After all, she will…

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Transition through Signing & Singing

There is a lot of research regarding the benefit of music and sign language on brain development. Did you know that children also respond to the rhythm of music? In my University years, I took an interesting class on Music Therapy. One take away I had during the course was that humans have an emotional…

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Day 1 – Bedtime Tips and Tools

Bedtime struggles are a theme that I hear often in my Positive Discipline Parenting classes.  While there are no instant magic tools out there for parenting. Yet, we can work together to create a more peaceful and positive bedtime experience for the whole family! Here are 4 tips that I hope you find helpful in…

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Positive Discipline Parenting Tool of the Week!

In Positive Discipline parenting we work with parents to create an environment of belonging and significance. Parents learning tools which assist in their daily parenting. One frustration I hear often is that parents lose their temper and yell. The tools of acknowledging and validating feelings work with brain science so we are able to regain…

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Sensory Play the BIG Words in Child Development!

Sensory Play the BIG Words in Child Development! Families who have taken a Little Hands & Me Parenting Network’s class or a family who has been following us on social media for any length of time know that one topic that is huge for me is sensory based learning, or sensory play. Sensory based learning…

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5 Day No/Little Screen Time Challenge

Welcome! Today is World Read Aloud Day!  Check out our facebook video with a mostly signed Animal Boogie (Miss K has two ear infections and is not feeling well). At the end of the video, I am inviting you all to join in a 5 Day No/Little Screen Time challenge! Today, there are 2/3 of…

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Weekly Positive Discipline Tool

In many of our Positive Discipline Parenting classes, we have parents with toddlers and young preschoolers! I find that parents love the tool of “Small Steps”. This tool can be used even with an older baby. Lets use the example of an older baby of 10 months of age. This child can help out and…

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Is there benefits of Baby Sign Language?

Often, parents hear the “main” benefit of signing to their little one. This is that they are able to communicate at an early age! This is amazing, wonderful and very real. However, this is not the only benefit of baby sign language. Parents and their little ones can experience so much more in a My…

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