Tips to Help a Child with Impulse Control

Are you trying to help your child with impulse control? Impulse control is the ability to stop and think before acting. It’s one of the executive functions children need in order to control their thoughts and actions in family, social, and school settings.It’s important for parents to remember that young children are not expected to consistently control their impulses or their thoughts and actions. They rely heavily on adults to help them control themselves. As kids mature, we expect them to internalize rules and to develop better and better self-control so that they are not at the mercy of their impulses. However, not all children develop at the same pace as their peers in this critical area.If you have a child who exhibits any of the behaviors below, she or he could benefit from … [Read more...]

16 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

Do you remember the excitement you felt when you were a kid as you carried a goody bag into the classroom filled with homemade Valentine's Day cards for all of your school friends? You surely had butterflies as you passed each card out to your classmates...and maybe that little boy you had a crush on.Homemade Valentine's Day cards have come a long way. When we were kids we gave cut out construction paper cards or store bought cards with our favorite cartoon character of the decade {Garfield and New Kids on the Block were my faves!}. Today I've got sixteen DIY ideas that are super fun!!! From preschool age to big kid, there is sure to be one your child will love to make for his class./1/ Fish Bowl Valentine's Card - You could fill this cute Valentine with Swedish Fish or Goldfish, … [Read more...]

Kindness and Love with Valentine’s Day Cards (in just 2 simple steps)

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post.Is Valentine’s Day about candy or love?This Valentine’s day take the opportunity to stress the concept of love and kindness. Valentine’s day cards are a perfect way to tell someone you care and teach your children empathy.And YES, we can still express thoughtfulness with store made cards. Home-made cards are adorable and lovely but can be time-consuming, especially when you make them for an entire class of twenty plus children. There are many ways to add some extra thoughtfulness to a ready-made card and reinforce the importance of empathy and kindness.This year I’m going to buy my daughter’s classroom cards from minted.com. I personally LOVE minted.com because they now have a … [Read more...]

Cheers to a Healthy Immune System in 2017 Thanks to Ultimate Flora!

(sponsored) Blissfully Domestic is partnering with RenewLife to share the news about a healthy gut. While we received compensation for this post, all opinions stated are our own.  We make no claims about RenewLife as a product or its effectiveness.   Do you have a New Year’s resolution? It’s that time of year when I start to think of what I can do better and accomplish in the new year. My top resolution is to get healthy inside and out! I’ve ended the year with one cold after another. A lingering cough has kept me up at night for weeks! As a mom, I don’t have time to get sick! I’m ready to try anything and everything to stay healthy in 2017.Thanks to Renew Life, I was excited to receive a FREE supply of their Extra Care Ultimate FLORA Probiotic vitamins to … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Elf Missions! {FREE PRINTABLES}

"MOM, HE'S BAAACK!" Much to my kids delight, our Elf on the Shelf has joined us again. My kids are so excited that they even made him a little welcome back sign.This time my plan is to have Zac (the name we chose for our little Elf) encourage healthy habits, good social skills and wonderful manners! All of his missions are simple and easy to recreate. They also offer 'teachable moments' to talk to your children about kindness, respect and character development.What do you need to get started? Just download these FREE printables - , and . Cut out each mission and tape it to a craft stick. There are sixteen ready-made missions and a blank page to create your own. The possibilities are endless!Ready to get started?Mission 1 - Healthy Habits  A little reminder to take … [Read more...]

12 Days of Christmas Crafts for Kids

With only weeks until Old Saint Nick flies his sleigh until town, it's time to start thinking of how you'll occupy idle time with the little ones. When school lets out for Winter Vacation you'll want to be prepared for the "I'm bored!" that is sure to flow from their lips. Today I have a collection of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts that will keep the kids busy crafting AND will help you decorate your home. It's a win-win!/1/ Scrapbook Paper Santa Claus - No Christmas craft making session is complete without Santa Claus himself. Your kids will love curling this jolly fella's beard!/2/ Paper Plate Elf - There's something about an elf at Christmastime that makes me very happy. These paper plate elves are absolutely no exception. I dare you to make one and not smile!/3/ Felt … [Read more...]