Parenting Your Stressed Child : 10 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Practices to Help Your Child Manage Stress and Build Essential Life Skills
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
For such little people, newborns need a lot of stuff! With so many must-have items to check off your list, it's always nice to save on much-needed gear. Now is the best time to take advantage of the Walmart.com Best of Baby Month with super savings online on big-ticket baby essentials like car seats and cribs. This month, save on hundreds of baby items and nursery necessities available online at Walmart.com. Here are just a few top picks to add to your shopping cart during this popular, purse-friendly promotion!
If there's one thing that kids know best, it's how to play hard, but as every parent of an energetic child knows quite well, all of that activity can take a heavy toll on their clothing. Lands' End lightens the burden of having to continually replace ripped and torn pieces with the breakthrough design of their Iron Knee Pants.
A must-have for back-to-school, the unique design of Lands' End Iron Knee Pants withstands the wear and tear of busy boys and girls who stay on the move. This stylish collection of pants has comfy knee patches on the inside your child won't even notice.
Made with high-quality, durable fabrics designed to last, each pair of pants has reinforced knees to prevent holes where they happen the most. Lands' End Iron Knees pants have a longer lifespan, which gives wallet a much-needed break!.
Plus, these fab, machine washable styles not only look good but they also feel great. With several pant styles available for kids of all ages, we're sure this is one wardrobe staple in your kiddo's closet that will wear well. Time to bid a fond farewell to patching up holey pants!
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
We all know how hard it is to resist those snapping up those super cute stuffed animals, especially since they make such great cuddle buddies! However, when your kid's stuffed animal kingdom starts to get a little too wild, it may be time to find a special place for all of those plush pals. The first step in tackling the lion's share of stuffed animals is to weed through the ones that are now extinct recommends Tracy McCubbin, founder dClutterfly and author of Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need.
"The perfect plan for keeping stuffed animals organized is to purge them! It sounds like a daunting task, but you'd be surprised how many your child will let go of if you take the time to ask, 'how long has it been since you've played with this one?'" notes McCubbin.
"When it comes to corralling the stuffed animals your kid truly wants to keep, I'm a huge fan of baskets. Baskets are lightweight and easy to move around, making cleanup time much more manageable. Just be sure not to get baskets that are bigger than your child!" she says. Once you've decided which animals to donate and which ones to declutter, it's time to get them organized. We've rounded up several creative storage solutions to give your kiddo's sweet stuffies a special home.
It goes without saying that breastfeeding can be a challenge for new mothers. When beginning the breastfeeding journey with your newborn, it's crucial to have all of the proper essentials in place to make nursing and pumping easier. To celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've rounded up a selection of top-selling, must-have products from Walmart designed to provide support, relief and rescue nursing mommas. From nipple creams to nursing covers and so much more, Walmart has you covered for continued breastfeeding success.
When mom's arms aren't available to cradle her babe, bouncers are a safe spot for little ones to lounge and play. The perfect place for fussy infants to kick back and relax when mom and dad need a handsfree break; these soothing seats surely come in handy. With so many comfortable styles available, we've selected our top picks to calm and entertain your bouncing baby boy or girl. Check out these soothing bouncer styles from Amazon, Walmart and Target designed to keep cranky babes feeling calm and content.
Stationery, invitation and announcement brand Minted offers a wide range of gorgeous, customizable card designs for any occasion. From birth announcements, birthday parties, graduation celebrations and everything in between, here are our some of our favorite designs from the family-friendly brand.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
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