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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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Free Printable mini-treasure hunt for kids!

We've been getting such great feedback on our mini-treasure hunts for kids! We are so happy you like them! Here is another free printable mini-treasure hunt that will bring some fun to hanging at home! If you missed our last printable mini-treasure hunt, you can find it here. Our mini-treasure hunts are easy to set up, kids love doing them, and they get kids off screens and moving around.  Set-Up Cut out the six words and hide them separately. The kids will find the words and then put them together in the right order to read, "Look where we wash the dishes." We hide each word in a plastic egg. I like to put these in plastic eggs to make them...

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Mini-Treasure Hunt for kids (Free Printable)

This week we have another printable mini-treasure hunt for your kids! Easy set-up for parents This treasure hunt activity is low prep for parents and easy to set up (especially if you have leftover plastic Easter Eggs hanging around).  Just cut out the treasure hunt clues and the decoder key and hide them around the house. Enjoy some free time while your kids: Find the hidden treasure hunt clues and decoder key Decode the secret message Put the words in order to reveal the secret message, "Look where we keep the cups." This is a mini-treasure hunt, so be prepared to hide a little treasure or prize wherever you keep the cups in your house. Download the Mini Treasure Hunt We hid a key in a...

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5 Problem-solving activities kids can do at home

We love encouraging creative problem-solving in our kids. Here are some play-based activities kids can do at home to build problem-solving skills. Our kids are not confronted with too many hurdles at a young age.  However, we believe that play is important to inspire creative problem-solving in your little one. But, learning can get boring at times unless you change it up. So, we incorporate creative problem-solving elements into standard games and toys around the house. This can be a fun way to stimulate a child’s imagination and promote problem-solving skills without a child even realizing it. Here are some play-based activities that are tweaks on traditional toys or games. 1. Treasure hunts I loved treasure hunts as a kid. Running around trying...

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How to Teach Your Child Problem-Solving Skills at home

All parents worry about the idea of their children navigating the world on their own. And, nowadays, you probably have a harder time teaching your kids how to solve problems effectively. It can be difficult to build problem-solving skills in your child when there is little opportunity for her to struggle or practice independent play. In prior generations, children were all over the neighborhood playing (without parents). In doing so, they learned about how to interact with others and figure things out. Now, information is available at the push of a button. However, kids still don’t have much practice putting their judgment to use. After all, rather than sending them out into the world to play with other kids and...

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