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Camp Theme Mini-Treasure Hunt (Free Printable)

This week we have a camping themed printable mini-treasure hunt for your kids! The joy of summer camping inspired us to create this mini-treasure hunt for our kids to solve.  If you are stuck at home and unable to go on a camping trip, this game will bring the joy of camping to your home.  This puzzle game is very low prep and easy for parents to set up. Hopefully, it will take your little brainiac a little while to complete so you can enjoy a quiet cup of coffee. This is a treasure hunt, so be prepared to hide a little treasure or prize in a PILLOWCASE.  DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE CAMPING MINI-TREASURE HUNT Check out this Mini-Treasure Hunt This printable mini-treasure hunt is...

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Got a perfectionist child? Try these 5 tips!

Having a perfectionist child can be challenging. Perfectionists can be quick to get frustrated. They sometimes give up if they can't do something "just right." And even worse, they don't try at all because they are afraid they might make a mistake. Wanting to do your best is good, but striving to be "perfect" is unrealistic. Being a perfectionist can hinder a child's advancement and lead to anxiety. Today, we want to share tips to help your perfectionist child. It takes time. It’s is something that we work on daily with our son (and I know it’s because both his father and I are perfectionists, too). However, I’m happy to let you know that you can help your child deal with perfectionism. Don't expect it to go away,...

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Math Mistake: Memorizing Math Facts Too Early

Are you making this HUGE mistake when you are helping your child learn math? We think that kids need to memorize all their math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) so that they will be able to tackle more complex math problems.   However, let me share with you WHY we should not put our focus on memorizing math facts. Today let’s talk about why it's so important to not focus on kids memorizing algorithms (procedures & steps) and math facts. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that kids should never have to memorize math facts. Actually, I think it is a powerful tool that many kids need to learn (eventually). However, I’m saying that it's not the place to...

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Why parents should lead by example

Let's face it, our kids don't always do what we ask them to and it can be annoying and frustrating. The best way you can shape your child's behaviors and get them to act in certain ways is to model the behaviors for them. Parents need to lead by example in order to get kids to act the way you want. Be your child's model and show him the behaviors you want him to follow. For instance, if you want your child to be patient, then you need to model patience. If you find yourself stopped at a light and you're feeling super impatient, take deep breaths and try to model patience for your child. Our Children are Watching I'm...

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How to raise independent and confident kids

Today, I'm going to be talking about four strategies that you can do to raise more independent, more resilient, and more confident kids. Here at Blimey Box, we are passionate about helping busy parents figure out small strategies to help support their kids to become smarter, become better learners, and ultimately become better human beings. All right, so today our topic is raising independent and resilient kids. Ultimately, we want our kids to become independent. We don't want them to always rely on us for everything. We want them to eventually get up, move out of the house, go away to college and become successful. Watch the video to see how you can raise independent and confident kids. Additionally, we...

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