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5 Approaches When Becoming an Intentional Family

by on November 20, 2014
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Becoming an intentional family

When we look at our first sweet baby we have the highest intentions for our family. Fast forward a few years and a lifetime of experiences our intentions have wavered. We’re doing more of something we thought originally we wouldn’t do. We’re on a path that we’re not happy with.

Today we’re taking small steps and deliberate decisions so we parent on purpose. Finding our way as a family and keeping agile, modifying our systems to suit our ever changing situations instead of rooted and bound to one system we once tried.

There’s that tool, phrase, system or habit you’ve read about but how can you find a way for this to happen in your family?

Wouldn’t it be good to have some clear steps to help you become the intentional family you want?

Judgement free place where you can explore what’s working, what’s not and what you want? Imagine becoming a more intentional family. Parenting on purpose

Listen in to the conversation about becoming an intentional family and how try a few of these ideas. I’m sharing how we’ve stumbled in this area recently and how we’ve found a way to work on a troublesome area more intentionally.

Raising Playful Tots – the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting

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INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW

 

What we’re playing with this week: Garland of thanks :: MamaPapaBubba

 

What does it take to become an intentional family?

5 Approaches When Becoming an Intentional Family

  1. We are in charge of what comes in the home.
  2. Avoid following fads just because
  3. Plan and schedule what happens
  4. Do family things together regularly
  5. Feed your mind

Start your family meetings    Family roundtable:: Play Activities

No more band aid solutions to parenting. Work on Creating a family haven:

An intentional family plans to get to their goals, fun and activities   Simple Parenting and Play Planner 

Finding your people

Some suggestions..

Toddler Approved Positive Parenting Reader Question Zone

Support for Sensory Needs

Gentle Parenting International

The Way of the Peaceful Parent Q&A Group

Homeschooling Waldorf Support Group

 

Before you speak think quote

This is where I got the “Think before you speak plaque” from Etsy

Hanging up on our wall.

How are you becoming a more intentional family?

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An easy way to practice Appreciation in your family

by on June 20, 2014
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An easy way to practice appreciation in your family

 

Focusing on the good stuff. If we want more good to happen we have to make good the priority.

It’s the light at the end of the tunnel that helps us persevere.

It’s the rainbow on a stormy day.

It’s the smile that changes the mood.

All the things that aren’t working really well are right there on the tips of our fingers and ready to bubble over. When the kids get angry and frustrated it’s hard to work with them in this state. They need to be calmer.

Wouldn’t it be good to have a written reminder of your awesomeness when you’re feeling less than awesome? Imagine that the awesomeness comes from your family ( and they really mean it!)

Listen in to the conversation about Appreciation boards and how they encourage writing +  saying how grateful we are for each member of the family- an awesome addition to our homes. ( I just loved the alliteration to death didn’t I!?)

Do you have an appreciation board?

Raising Playful Tots – the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting

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INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW

 

Why you need an appreciation board in your home?

How you can use an appreciation board to change the atmosphere in the house?

 

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WHAT TO DO NEXT:

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What interactive media and apps for my playful tot?

by on May 16, 2014
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What interactive media and apps for my playful tot ? Honest discussion

 

Dipping our toe into the world of interactive media and apps for our playful tots this week. We have Dr Petra Kern, owner of Music Therapy Consulting. She is online professor at Marylhurst University and the University of Louisville, Editor-in-Chief of the early childhood music therapy online magazine imagine, and acting Past President of the World Federation of Music Therapy.

She is back to share research and information on interactive media and apps for young children. There are well known and recognized guidelines about screens for young children and we as parents also know ultimately what’s the best thing for our family. However we’re still left with when. When do we try these apps, how long? and which ones should we start with.?

For some this answer might be never or not now. This isn’t the right season, time or stage for all sorts of reasons.  For others this media is all around them in the home, school, car and how do you handle  interactive media with the kids?

Whether you’re on the fence, use or don’t use interactive media and apps with your children this show will give you some new information to make the choices when the time comes.

Raising Playful Tots – the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting

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INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW

 

  1. What do you think about using interactive media with young children?
  2. Are there any national guidelines for using technology and interactive media with young children and what do they say?
  3. Are there any checklists that can be used to identity the most suitable ones?
  4. What makes a good app ?
  5. Recommended music apps, a live demonstration and evaluation using a checklist

 

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“Key Messages of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs” ::  Fred Rogers Center

More, C. M. & Travers, J. C.  (2013). What’s app with that? Selecting educational apps for young children with disabilities. Young Exceptional Children, 16(2), 15-32.

  • Kern, P. (2013). Resources within reason: Technology applications to support your work, Part 3. Young Exceptional Children,16(3), 39-40.
  • Kern, P. (2011). Cool music apps for little ones. imagine 2(1), 91.

 

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WHAT TO DO NEXT:

So you’ve listened to this episode – if you liked it and want to hear other ones – and I really think you will….you should do this right now:

 

Get Raising Playful Tots on iTunes    Get Raising Playful Tots on Stitcher

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