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Play house: How to get your kids to cook, clean and organize

Play house: How to get your kids to cook, clean and organize | Momfulness | Scoop.it

I have a list of life skills I want to teach my children before they leave the house for college and life as young adults. The list includes skills like cooking, cleaning, basic sewing, managing personal finances and personal care and grooming. If you’re interested in teaching your children how to be self-sufficient, read on for ideas to get started.- See more at: http://familyshare.com/play-house-how-to-get-your-kids-to-cook-clean-and-organize#sthash.47OSMoun.dpuf

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Nice tips for parents when teaching children life skills. 

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10 Tools for Raising happy healthy children

10 Tools for Raising happy healthy children | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Follow these tips to raise a healthy, happy child. Some tips may be hard work, others may come naturally, but after you've covered the ten bases, you can stop stressing about the rest and get on being a great parent and enjoying your child.
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great article with advice you don't hear everyday...

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100 Questions to Ask Your Kids

100 Questions to Ask Your Kids | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Help ease communication problems with your children by trying these fun and interesting questions for all ages!
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How parents see themselves may affect their child's brain and stress level

How parents see themselves may affect their child's brain and stress level | Momfulness | Scoop.it
A mother's perceived social status predicts her child's brain development and stress indicators, finds a new study -- the first to link brain function to maternal self-perception.
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5 Tools for raising compassionate, empathetic kids

5 Tools for raising compassionate, empathetic kids | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Empathy, compassion and the resulting kindness they instill are key ingredients to a life of happiness. Find out how to raise children with these qualities.

 

Raising kids to be compassionate and to have empathy is possible.

The good news is that multiple studies say children as young as toddlers have innate feelings of compassion and empathy. Empathy is defined as the ability to imagine walking in the shoes of another. And compassion is the emotional response generated by the suffering of others and then wanting to act on it by helping.

 

Research also says the empathy, compassion and the resulting kindness they instill are key ingredients to a life of happiness. What we do as adults matters in raising children to further develop those innate responses. Here are five tools that we can each incorporate into our lives.

 

by Robert V. Taylor i


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Empaticus's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:59 AM

Want to raise happy kids?
Then you need to teach them compassion and empathy...

Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, August 9, 2013 4:24 PM

Once more the importance of compassion and empathy! Basic ingredients for a peaceful life!

Alexandra Strickland's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:32 AM

Nicely said!

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5 Steps to boosting your daughter's self-esteem

5 Steps to boosting your daughter's self-esteem | Momfulness | Scoop.it
With unrealistic media images bombarding girls daily, find out how to boost your daughter's self-esteem.
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Great girl mom thoughts to consider

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When your temper scares you - some suggestions for defusing

When your temper scares you - some suggestions for defusing | Momfulness | Scoop.it

Sometimes you don’t realize you have a temper till you have kids.
And then one night someone carves a pattern into the leather sofa. Or someone just  dumps a pencil sharpener out all over the floor.

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Parents Primer | kidsgardening.org

Parents Primer | kidsgardening.org | Momfulness | Scoop.it

What better place to ‘grow’ special family memories than in a garden? Gardening with your kids or grandkids at home or at a community garden not only provides the tangible benefits of exercise and fresh food, it also fosters communication, builds strong relationships, and offers an opportunity to work towards a common goal. Our monthly activities and Parents' Primer are designed to help you get started.

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Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents

Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents | Momfulness | Scoop.it

What's the best cure for the summertime blues? How about outdoor education?  The backyard or local park are great places to soak up the sun and dive into a citizen science project or a quick environmental ed lesson. So if you know someone suffering from summer boredom, here are some hands-on, DIY outdoor education ideas that are great for kids.

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5 Unlikely Lessons I Learned from My Preschooler

5 Unlikely Lessons I Learned from My Preschooler | Momfulness | Scoop.it
My firstborn is a precocious little thing. She’s a yogini, belly dancer and amateur fairy catcher who aspires to play the tuba. Pushing four, she’s taught me almost as much as I've taught her.
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Mindfulness Exercises for Kids

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Teach your kids mindfulness without boring them to bits. Use these great mindfulness exercises for kids to get you started.
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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:01 AM

Great ideas to playfully engage children in mindulness...stoking the dog, roaring in the wind, watching ants.  Although I find myself learning to be mindful from my children!

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Empathy at Home

Empathy at Home | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Five tips for how parents can start fun conversations at home about empathy
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These suggestions are playful and engaging ways to be empathetic with kids with games like "walk in my shoes" and role playing games. from StartEmpathy.org 

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Moms' Best Parenting Advice | Growing With Your Child: The Art of Mindful Parenting

Moms' Best Parenting Advice | Growing With Your Child: The Art of Mindful Parenting | Momfulness | Scoop.it
What's the best parenting advice you've ever gotten? Read the top 3 entries from Parenting.com's recent contest, & share your own!
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These Moms submitted parenting advice and received mom-friendly awards! Read the whole story here

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How to Help Your Children Develop Compassion - Charter for Compassion

How to Help Your Children Develop Compassion - Charter for Compassion | Momfulness | Scoop.it

How to help your dhildren develop compassion

Raising children in today’s world is a challenge, especially when it comes to instilling a sense of compassion in a world that seems increasingly apathetic. Helping your kids learn the importance of helping and feeling genuine sympathy for others isn’t such a complex proposition, though, it’s only one that requires a strong investment of time and effort.

The Charter for Compassion is an open and collaborative effort. In Fall 2008, people of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, submitted their own words for inclusion in the Charter.
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Helping children learn compassion is a real challenge in todays me focused world. Read about the charter for compassion and these tips for helping chidren grow in compassion here

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Multiple Intelligences: An Overview For Parents | Growing With Your Child: The Art of Mindful Parenting

Multiple Intelligences: An Overview For Parents | Growing With Your Child: The Art of Mindful Parenting | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Does your child have an affinity for music? Do they enjoy creating buildings and cities with Legos? Are they strong mediators who work well in groups? What
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Love this image for illustrating how being smart is a lot more than the 3 R's (reading, writing and 'rithmatic). TY @ArtofParenthood

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Raising Children to be Last in a "Me First" World

Raising Children to be Last in a "Me First" World | Momfulness | Scoop.it

Entitlement has been the topic of the summer for me as I deal with my own issuesas well as those of my young children. We live in an entitled society where "have it your way" has become a personal motto for most people and where "me first" isn't just something your two-year-old demands.

But as I have mentioned before, we don't deserve anything, and if we want to teach our children how to follow Christ, then that means lessons in self-denial, contentment, and living a life of humility--something we have to be intentional about. The world is only going to teach them the opposite.

I don't have all the answers. My kids beg for stuff every time we go to the store just like yours. I throw pity parties on a regular basis. But here are a few lessons I'm learning as a mom.

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When we move from indulging our kids with the "material" to the immaterial we change their experience of entitlement. This article provides some practical ideas for how to instill a strong work ethic in our kids and model a live of service to others. 

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My Joy-Filled Life: How to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids

My Joy-Filled Life: How to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids | Momfulness | Scoop.it

We cook, we clean, we may homeschool, take care of babies, and a lot of us run home businesses or work outside of the home. We are busy. When you have more than one child it can be difficult to find the time to spend quality time with each one individually.

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Are you raising a praise junkie?

Are you raising a praise junkie? | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Blog post at Too Darn Happy :
Good girl!  Good boy!  Good job!

Are those phrases a familiar part of your parenting repertoire?

As much as we believe we are bein[..]
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Building an Empathy Muscle

Building an Empathy Muscle | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Five summer tips for getting children to think and care about people everywhere.

http://startempathy.org/blog/2013/07/building-empathy-muscle



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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:39 AM

"How to Build an Empathy Muscle" by Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World


She shares 5 summer tips for getting children to think and care about people everywhere.



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10 ways to make today magical - A Magical Childhood

10 ways to make today magical - A Magical Childhood | Momfulness | Scoop.it

http://magicalchildhood.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/10-ways-to-make-today-magical-126/


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