Positive Parenting


A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

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Nov 2015

A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

Let’s Get Cooking: Organizing My Recipe Box When you think about it, getting prepared for a family meal or planning a week’s worth of grocery shopping for a family is pretty overwhelming.  Even if you enjoy the process of deciding on what ingredients you need, going to the store to buy them, putting them in the pantry or the fridge, preparing meals from familiar or...

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Does your fridge look like a cluttered museum?

24

Nov 2015

Does your fridge look like a cluttered museum?

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso   Does your fridge look like a cluttered museum?  Have you had to invest in a magnet company to keep up with everything your child does?  Here are some questions about how to organize your child’s artwork and create a family archive, without making your family room...

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Parenting: When It’s Not So Positive

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Oct 2015

Parenting: When It’s Not So Positive

We all know “parenting doesn’t come with an instruction book”.  There are many places we can go to seek advice.  Some of you have “come to order” with your questions about parenting and we would love to answer them! Q.  I am sick of my daughter rolling her eyes at me or stomping her feet when she doesn’t like something I say. How can I talk...

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Making Life Manageable at the Beginning of the School Year: Family Contributions vs. Family Jobs

29

Sep 2015

Making Life Manageable at the Beginning of the School Year: Family Contributions vs. Family Jobs

Now that the school year is officially rolling and the back to school frenzy is over our kids are settling in at home and at school. One of my favorite new resources I found for this school year is a book by Amy McCready titled, “The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic – A Step by Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World.”...

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A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

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Sep 2015

A year ago on the Come To Order blog…

How to have an organized linen closet… How do you use your linen closet?  Is it overflowing with blankets and pillows that you don’t really use? Are there sheets and towels from 20 years ago? When you open the door do toiletries fall with a dead thud on the floor in front of you? You are not alone, but we have some great advice to help you...

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The Sport of Bedtime

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Sep 2015

The Sport of Bedtime

As it comes to routines, time management and seasonal changes, there are several tips that Dr. Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay give for managing involvement in sports in the book Parenting Teens with Love & Logic:  Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood: “Guard against parental over-involvement” Whether you’re fighting against the clock in the morning or on the bleachers at your daughter’s basketball game, make...

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Learning that “Less is More” with Autumn Leopold

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Aug 2015

Learning that “Less is More” with Autumn Leopold

It is back to school time and it is time to unclutter!  But what does that really mean and how do you lead by example when it comes to organizing a child’s room?  Professional Organizer Autumn Leopold of Smart-Happy-Organized shares some of her favorite tips: 10 Lessons for Parents and Kids When I hear the word clutter, I think of an endless process and the...

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Kissing Summer Good-Buy

04

Aug 2015

Kissing Summer Good-Buy

Have you seen it yet?  …the dreaded back-to-school list.  The list of supplies can seem endless and expensive. So, to get you off on the right foot to a new school year, let’s look at some good strategies for a productive, organized smart back-to-school shopping trip! Getting schooled in organization… The most important suggestion for getting organized and stocked up on basics for your child’s...

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Parenting a Responsible Child

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Jul 2015

Parenting a Responsible Child

Have you ever considered how “entitlement” controls our lives, especially as children?  “We enter the adult world expecting far too much from others and far too little from ourselves,” says authors Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay.  Allowing the attitude and habit of entitlement as a child, inhibits children to be responsible in adulthood, knowing how to attain or maintain their lifestyle other than demanding...

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Shuffling Parental Decisions

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Jun 2015

Shuffling Parental Decisions

To the front Oh yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah Step left then drift Step right that’s it Criss cross AND DO THE MANNY! Criss cross here we go Now jump, jump, wiggle your rump and walk it out like granny Move it out Hey Hey Hey Get on your feet human people Stop holding up the wall Criss cross you got it You got it...

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