Tag Archives: independence

Top 10 life skills for teens

My co-worker Andrea wrote a great blog recently called Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before kindergarten. This got me thinking – what about my teenagers, and what skills will they need to be competent and successful in the … Continue reading

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Big Kid Skill #3 – The ins and outs of backpacks and lunchboxes

This post is the last post for our Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten series. Check out the first two posts: Big Kid Skill #1: Getting dressed Big kid skill #2: Going to the washroom at school … Continue reading

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Big Kid Skill #2: Going to the washroom at school

This post is the second post for our Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten series. We all know everyone poops. (Hopefully, in the toilet!) So how do we get our kids to manage when poop happens at … Continue reading

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Top 3 “Big Kid Skills” to learn before Kindergarten

Pumpkin starts Kindergarten in September. <gulp> The hardest part about the kindergarten experience might not be what you would expect. For many children, it is the independence. Learning how to do all those little things moms, dads, grandmas and child … Continue reading

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Getting out the door with a smile and a high-five

Mornings are not my thing and my daughter feels the same way. So getting ready for the day has, more often than I care to admit, been incredibly challenging. One thing that helped our family was making a Morning Routine … Continue reading

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