Double tap ❤️ if you say "take one bite" to your child?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can feel frustrating when your efforts to expand your child's diet variety are met with screams😳😭. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is, however, a normal part of the process of feeding kids, and we need to stop pathologizing the normal parts of childhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The One-Bite Club is controversial, and I am not a proponent of this, not something I recommend to my clients 🤔. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I focused on some top tips yesterday in my post, and here are a few more:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Make new foods fun! Play with them before you introduce them on the plate⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Lower your expectations for a timeline, this is a process. The earlier you get help and support, the more likely the issue resolves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Stay neutral about all foods; they all fit in your child's diet, even higher sugar ones. Make sure veggies aren't vilified on a path to get to sugar as a "reward". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more tips please watch me on @ctv @yourmorning this Thursday talking about this very topic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stop the vicious cycle of "picky eating" in its tracks with strategy and mindset shifts. Even better, reduce the chances it becomes a problem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨Apply for coaching today✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pickyeatinghelp #pickyeaters #pickyeatingsolutions #pickyeatingexpert #feedingkids #responsivefeeding #toddlerparenting #feedingtoddlers #toddlernutrition #kidsnutrition #sahmomlife #millenialmom #millenialmomproblems #schoolagedchildren #gentleparenting #consciousparenting #conciousparentingcoach #respectfulparenting #momhack #middleagedmom #pickyeatingtoddlers #raisingtoddlers #momlifeishard #parentingishard #nutritiontip #intuitiveeating #consistencywins #workingmomma #workingmomhack #kidseatincolour
Love seeing things on FB or insta that inspire me to do better at what I do with my little girl. Here are some brilliant ideas of things you can do with your little ones. #inspiringquotes #playideasfortoddlers #toddlerparenting #printrest #positiveparenting #parentswithtoddlers #parentingtips #toddlerlife #parents #newparents
🌼Simple Sensory Play🌼 This is the second simple sensory set up I’m sharing this week! This one was very helpful to me, as it made our transition from outdoor play to indoors something to look forward to. Little man wanted to keep playing but we needed to get inside and cool down before lunch. So we wandered the yard and found a few wild flowers and plucked a few mums to take inside and make a flower potion! He pulled off the petals and placed them in his mortar to grind up with the pestle. He crushed them up and took a big sniff! Then he dumped the petals back into the bowl and added some water. He was so pleased to see the petals swirl around and scooped some into little silicone muffin cups. 🌼Transitions can be really rough on littles! My little man loves to be outdoors, and it’s common for him to melt down when we must go inside. Bringing some nature in with us to play with helped him look forward to coming in. Little ones have grand plans they can’t tell us about yet, and moving from something fun can feel like the end of the world to them. When we’re able, easing transitions with fun is a great way to respect toddlers feelings while still moving with the day. 🌼Low prep sensory play is so great to set out in minutes and create an inviting activity for littles to explore. Water is an especially easy sensory base to work with, and you can swap out the add ins and tools to make an entirely new experience! #toddlerathome #toddleratplay #learningathome #sensoryplay #sensorytray #waterplay #simplesensoryplay #toddleractivities #finemotoractivities #learningthroughplay #toddlerparenting #toddlerlife #toddlerstuff #motherhood #boymom #littles_can_learn
🍁Simple Sensory Play🍁 This is the first of two simple water play set ups I have to share with you! This one is fall-tastic, featuring silk leaves, acrylic leaves, and some sticks. I offered these with a small pitcher of water and tongs. Little man had a blast moving and stirring the leaves and tried matching them up in a stack in the water. This only takes a moment to set up, and then little man had a fun sensory play while I made lunch. 🍁Simple play set ups are awesome! Little ones love to try new things, and swapping the add ins and tools for sensory play makes simple play bases a whole new activity. 🍁Water is a great sensory base for times when you need to handle things in the kitchen, as it’s easy to wipe up and keeps littles playing nearby. I offer small scale water play before lunch fairly often, and then little man isn’t whingeing at all because he’s having so much fun! 🍁Sensory play is a great way to make transitions or difficult times of day fun, engaging, and calm. Some little ones have a tough time when they wake up from nap or they get grumpy after dinner. A simple sensory play may help make those “witching hours” move along smoothly. #toddlerathome #toddleratplay #learningathome #sensoryplay #sensorytray #waterplay #simplesensoryplay #toddleractivities #finemotoractivities #hellofall #learningthroughplay #toddlerparenting #toddlerlife #toddlerstuff #motherhood #boymom #littles_can_learn
Toddler Tip 🎉 Make it FUN!! Ever have those fights, I mean moments with your toddler about getting dressed, brushing teeth, going potty? And they ALWAYS win?! 😉 I promise it sounds so silly but making things fun or a game can really help! • • This was a “potty dance” moment created by our nanny and it worked! She used the potty without a fight because it was fun! Using the potty is part of her morning routine but sometimes she still fights it. 🙄👊🏻 • • Have you tried something like this? Share below 🙌🏻
When I had Truett I was dead set that we wouldn’t ever co-sleep. I was the queen of the cry-it-out method and had a back pat that would put an adult to sleep. Fast forward to when I had Hudson two years later and Truett started sleeping in our bed. Waking up with a newborn was exhausting, and waking up with a toddler who had night terrors made for 2hrs of sleep for this Mama. I couldn’t have cared less if we slept outside in a box curled up on top of each other if everyone was sleeping, It was good enough for me. Fast forward now almost two years later, both boys end up in my bed every single night. I don’t regret it at all, I love that I am their comfort, that I bring them peace and make them feel safe. Sure some nights I’d rather sleep alone, but those days will come soon enough. For now, I’ll take all the cuddles I can get. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #toddlerparenting #toddler #toddlerlife #toddlerfun #momsofinstagram #momswithcameras #momsplaining
Pandemic-proof your Christmas with tips on everything from seeing your loved ones to managing money, via trees, food and presents, now live at getupandgrowmagazine.com ( #linkinbio and below ). https://www.getupandgrowmagazine.com/balance/how-to-pandemic-proof-your-christmas-and-protect-xmas-2020-with-your-toddler-from-covid Photograph: Daria Shevtsova/Pexels #toddlers #toddlerparents #toddlerparenting #toddlerparent #christmas #christmas2020 #covidchristmas #pandemicchristmas #xmas #parentinginapandemic #toddlerlife #toddlerlifestyle #nerdparents #nerdparent #nerdparenting #parentingtips #parentinghacks #parenting #preschool #preschoolplay #preschooler #festivefun #christmasdecor #christmasfood #pandemicproof #pandemiclife #pandemic2020 #pandemicproofchristmas #pandemicproofxmas @tonies_uk @leapfrog_uk @learningresourcesuk @hellofreshuk @boardgamearena @tabletopiagames @headspace
Hands up 🙌🏽 if you have a "picky-eater" in your house!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The idea of picky eaters is multi-layered; it is of course about how a child is responding to feeding, but it is also a mindset issue for parents🤔. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You may feel like having a "picky eater" in your house means you need to cater to what your child likes (pasta, chicken nuggets, cheese ) or they won't eat🤯. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not true.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's the second biggest mistake I help clients fix 👍🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Picky eating", or being hesitant about trying new foods for the first many times is NORMAL and should be normalized. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is an evolutionary drive for children to only eat what they see their parents eat, and those things they deem "safe"🧡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are some other tips to try to reduce picky eating:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅To make a food "safe", you as parents, may need to offer, try, explore that food > 18 times!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Make sure you offer VERY small portions of new items⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Offer along with other foods they enjoy (e.g. mac'n'cheese w green peas or broccoli ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✅Lower your expectations. Your child will or will not eat certain foods and this will change day-to-day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mindset is everything here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are struggling and want to:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧡feel free of this stress⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤯stop making "kid meals" and adult meals and ALL THE MEALS!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨DM me, I can help✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .
Before you “wait and see”, know what a true speech delay is! A developmental speech delay means a child is still acquiring speech in a typical fashion but the rate of speech development is slower than typical peers. For example, maybe a 30 month old is at approximately a 25 month old level of speech-language development. Some professionals will be fine waiting for formal speech therapy if the “gap” of the speech delay is within 6 months. So, 6 months or less difference between the chronological age and age of current level of speech development. Does that make sense?! What’s important is to know what a true speech delay is vs what might be an actual disorder, not just a delay. An SLP can help identify a speech disorder early on so that your child can begin to receive speech therapy to intervene early and help remediate the problem! Takeaway: there can be a true developmental speech delay, however it’s best to determine whether that is actually the case. A “wait and see” approach is typically not recommended in this scenario because the gap in development could continue to widen as the child grows. Call today if you’d like to schedule an evaluation for your young child! #speechtherapy #speechtherapist #pediatricslp #preschoolslp #playbasedlearning #latetalker #learntotalk #earlyintervention #earlyinterventionspeech #privatepractice #privatepracticeslp #speechmom #speechdelay #firstword #firstwords #toddlerparent #toddlerparenting #preschoolmom #toddlermom #grossepointewoods #grossepointe #metrodetroit
21 months-preparing potatoes cooking is one of our favourite things to do over here! There is always a way for a child to get involved in it and it gives the adult and opportunity to slow down and enjoy the process. What are your favourite things to cook with toddlers?
Oobleck & Shapes🔴🟨🔵🟩 We mixed up some oobleck for drippy fun to kick off our new focus! The shapes from our shape sorter were perfect for this, they have little holes in that let the oobleck drip out. Little man loves stirring the oobleck and watching the lines he made disappear. I included a small bit of extra cornstarch so he could add it as he pleased and a small pitcher of white oobleck. His favorite color right now is light blue, so we studied the white and blue mixing together to a lighter shade. Then as we were washing up he very politely asked to “drip pumpkin please ”. I hadn’t planned to include his favorite little pumpkin from the orchard, but we did it and he was thrilled! 🔴Oobleck is VERY messy! It’s easy enough to clean up, but it does get everywhere. We played this in the kitchen so we could wipe up after, but you could also take this to the bathtub or outside. 🟨Pro tip: It’s easiest to color oobleck by adding the color of choice to the water before adding cornstarch. 🔵When you’re able, honor the request your toddler asks. Little ones have so many amazing ideas and when we show them we respect that they will trust both themselves and us more! Not every thing can be yes, but some can. 🟩Color mixing in sensory play is a great way to slow down and really observe the changes happening! Sometimes in painting littles are in a hurry to get their ideas on the page, where in sensory play the whole point is the process they are using. I actually cannot stand the texture of oobleck, but sensory play isn’t for me. Relax and have some fun! #toddlerathome #toddleratplay #learningathome #sensoryplay #sensorytray #oobleck #messymonday #toddleractivities #finemotoractivities #learningthroughplay #toddlerparenting #toddlerlife #toddlerstuff #motherhood #boymom #littles_can_learn
We ♥️ our @kidmademodern paint sticks! The colors are so bright and beautiful, even with a soft hand. The caps are small, so we only use this when I’m sitting with little man. Simple open ended art is so important to toddlers, and these paint sticks make set up a breeze! #toddlerathome #toddleratplay #toddlerart #toddlerartist #processart #processoverproduct #everychildisanartist #makesomething #toddleractivities #learningthroughplay #toddlerparenting #toddlerstuff #boymom #toddlerlife #momlife #littles_can_learn
Can’t believe this photo was already taken a year ago 😳 Time flies so much faster now that we’re parents; do you other parents out there know what I’m talking about? ⏰ I wanted to suggest a book to all of you parents out there as the seasons begin to change and it gets more difficult to just throw the kids in the backyard with the hose (a seasonal fav in our home 🏡 ) “The Montessori Toddler: A Parent’s Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being” by Simone Davies has changed our lives and truly changed the way we parent our children. 📚 This book has helped us to understand how children’s brains work and how we can better guide them on their individual journeys. 💕 The Montessori approach is something we’ve been studying a lot recently and feel deeply connected to. It’s all about encouraging independence and creating beautiful spaces for your child to prosper in and explore. 🧭 If you have any questions about the book or you want to discuss the Montessori school of thought any further, please send us a DM! 📩 Do you have any literature that has changed your life in some way? Any topic? Please drop a recommendation below because I freaking LOVE @audible 😅🥰 • • • • • 📸 by @carvedtreephoto #LivingUnconventionally #Montessori #CreativeLifeHappyLife #MontessoriAtHome #MontessoriToddler #FamilyAdventures #MontessoriMama #AdventureFamily #montessorimom #IntentionalLife #montessoriinspired #MotherhoodUncensored #ourjourney #TravelVlogging #VisitGrandJunction #AdventureGram #ShareGJ #IAmGJ #GrandJunction #GrandJunctionColorado #ColoradoNationalMonument #carvedtreephotography #DaddyAndSon #toddlerparenting #goldenhour #coloradolife #wildandfree #tinybigadventure #1000hoursoutside
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T I M E F L I E S When you become a parent everyone always says to you time flies, and you never really believe it until you have a child of your own. Ella is 2 on Thursday and I can't believe it. I remember the Labour like it was yesterday, and the newborn days too. I can't believe in 3 days time I will have a fully fledged toddler! The best 2 years of my life are since I became a mummy and even though some days I'd like to throw you in the bin 😂🙈, I wouldn't change you for the whole world 💕
Happy #nationalsonsday to the one who made me a mama! 💕 Man oh man, I love this little dude. He is becoming so independent, so smart, so talented, so cool to be around. Love hanging with my buddy and I hope he never gets too big or too cool for back scratches and ice cream dates with his mom. 💗
Our society and media world often gives our children the wrong perception of their own bodies. Hence, it is important for us to do daily positive confessions to affirm our children the value of themselves and their physics. These are some of the positive words we can speak everyday together!!! ⬆⬆⬆ Tag someone who needs this! ❤💛💚💙💜 #totsfortods #thoughtsfortoddlers #toddlers #toddlerhood #toddlerparenting #parentsoftoddlers #parenting #parenthood #parentingtips #sgmummy #sgparents #parenthacks #loveyourself #love #positivity #loveall #positivewords #wise #wisdom #selflove #selfcare #bodypositivity #alive #beautiful #unique #beyou #healthy #mentalhealth #spreadlove #bekind
🔵Simple Fine Motor Activity🔵 I laid out this simple activity for Dot week, and little man loves it so much that I left it available for 2 weeks and he’s still visiting it! I cut some note cards in half and offered them with a craft punch and a small cup for the punch out dots. Little man takes the tray to a table and completes the whole process on his own. The first few times we did this together, and he loves show me all the little cards full of holes. Now his favorite part is shaking the punched dots into the cup! 🔵Craft punches are a great independent activity! The sharp part of the tool is fully enclosed and the space is too small to sneak a finger into. This should still be in a common area of the house so you can make sure it’s all still in working order, and supervise without being a part of the activity. 🔵If your little one is visiting and revisiting an activity, you don’t have to put it away at rotation time. I keep a small shelf in our living room and the bottom shelf of the coffee table stocked with activities he can choose to do independently or that we can enjoy together. I swap things out every 7-10 days to keep them interesting, but not everything on little man’s shelf goes at once. #toddlerathome #toddleratplay #finemotorskills #finemotoractivity #toyrotation #learningathome #easytoddleractivity #independentplay #learningthroughplay #toddleractivities #toddlerparenting #toddlerstuff #toddlerlife #boymom #motherhood #littles_can_learn
Life skills, but at what age do you think they should learn them? We love to teach him lots of skills and our approach is if he wants to learn then why stop him. What's your views on learning skills, whilst of course supervised.....
🍎Apple Cake🍎 We spent the morning baking together! I love making delicious treats with my kids, and I’m so glad we were inspired by @susiescookingshow to let them make the mess and the memories. Freshly picked apples and cinnamon are the perfect pair. Hope you’re having a lovely fall weekend! #toddlerathome #toddleratplay #finemotorskills #cookingwithtoddlers #cookingwithkids #toddlerlifeskills #fallwithtoddlers #hellofall #happyfall #toddlerpracticallife #toddleractivities #toddlerparenting #toddlerstuff #littles_can_learn
5-minute setup to help us start to explore where animals live. Just poured green rice and blue chickpeas into a pan (this way you can separate with a sieve and reuse both later ) and added a bear, greenery from our train set and a big yellow bead for the sun, plus some great pouring tools from our @learningresourcesuk Lab Set. Simple! We worked on: - Pre-writing skills: Fine motor, hand-eye coordination - Pretend play: We did voices for the bear and empathised with him being hungry - Language development: We talked about colours, pouring and other actions, and what a bush is - Social: Sharing, turn-taking - Understanding: Learning facts about the natural world, such as where bears live and what they eat, and what might grow on a bush Find more toddler play ideas at getupandgrowmagazine.com ( #linkinbio and below ). https://www.getupandgrowmagazine.com/ #simpleplay #sundayplay #inspiremyplay #sensoryplay #montessori #montessoriathome #homeschool #toddlerplayideas #toddlerplayathome #toddlerplay #toddlerparents #toddlerparenting #heuristicplay #trayplay #trayplaytoday #eyfs #eyfsideas #preschool #playwithtoddler #preschoolplay #parentingtips #parentinghacks #parenting #playtolearn #playmatters #toddlergames #toddleractivities #toddlergame #invitationtoplay
𝑫𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 💞 A day doesn't go by without us feeling grateful for our daughters. Children bring out the best in every parent, they make you more humane 🙏🏼 Daughters! Daughters are your best friends, confidant and teammate 🧚🏼♀️🐬🌸 Sudhama and me are blessed with not one but two wonderful, soulful, loving, expressive & wise daughters 👨👩👧👧 They make our days happier and lives brighter! They are our blessing and smiles 🥰 Thank you dearest 𝑰𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒂 and 𝑩𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒂 we are so lucky to have you and we thank god every day for bringing our two beautiful daughters into our lives 💫 May you sisters grow up to become strong, loving, happy, and the best versions of yourselves 👭 Thank you besties, we love you. Happy Daughters Day💜 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑫𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝑫𝒂𝒚 to all the wonderful Moms!!! Thank you for raising great daughters & being one yourself 😇 📸: @anamikasinghphotography
Took some time to run away to the mountains tonight with some family. So refreshing. So good for the soul. The mountains are beautiful! #theballshopetoadopt #hopefuladoptivefamily #privateadoption #lovemakesafamily #toddlerparenting #domesticadoption #buildingourfamily #adoptionprofile #specialneedsadoption #hopingtoadopt #readytoadopt #waitingtoadopt #silverlake #beauty #mountains
We have limited spaces still available in our LAST Toddler and Preschool Parenting Class series of 2020!! Classes begin September 30 at 7pm on Zoom for this 8-week class series led by the amazing Hayley Goldberg, LMFT! Check out the link in bio to register now! But HURRY, these places won't last long!! #toddlerparenting #positivediscipline #preschoolparenting #mommyandme #ocmommyandme #thenewmomschool #ittakesavillage #mommytribe #mommyvillage #mommysupport #newportbeach #ocmomsquad #orangecounty #ocmoms #nmssquad #nmssquadgoals #coastalliving #nms #momlife #newmoms #ocliving #ocdads #oclifestyle #oclife #socal #ocfamily #orangecountylife #orangecountyliving #ocparents #ockids
PAPER LOOPS This is a parenting tip that I learned from @danieltigertv and have slightly adapted. @danieltigertv calls these I love you loops and we used these all the to me when my husband traveled for work. We would create paper loops for how long he would be away. Every morning, we would take one off to have a clear visual of how much longer it would be to see him. Now that he’s not traveling, we use these loops to countdown until exciting events: holidays, birthdays, camping trips, etc. It’s a concrete way for kids to see when something will happen. Both my 2 and 4 year old love making and taking off their loops! Bonus points to learn about numbers and have fun. Write the number of days on each loop to countdown and draw a picture related to the upcoming event on each loop. Such a fun and functional craft! And yes, those are Christmas PJs in September. All year round Christmas over here! 😂
Yesterday I was that mum who did anything for no tantrums and 5 minutes peace. . . Here’s Toby sitting on the bench eating peanut butter from the jar. & He loved it and I made breakfast with a toddler hanging off my leg. . You can’t always be the perfect parent and that’s ok. Do anything for peace and quiet, I’m with you 👍🏻 & you’re remember you’re doing amazing. . . #parenting #mumlife #mumguilt #toddlermomlife #toddlermum #toddlerparenting #peanutbutter #breakfast #youreamazing #keepbeingyou #motherhood #mumblog #mumbloggeruk #peaceandquiet
Happy National Daughter’s day to the planned child + bonus child. 😂❤️ Best gift I’ve ever gotten in my life. As much as being a twin mom has challenged my sanity, my sleep, my colorful vocabulary, marriage, strength... I want nothing more than to raise strong and confident women that set out to make the world a better place. KG... omg. May the world be your stage. QL... if there is a brick wall, I’m confident you will charge right through it. May you grow to be unstoppable women. #nationaldaughtersday
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Little Chef 👩🍳 in Pink 💝
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🍂 Tim = Chandler #ifyouknowyouknow 🍂 Finn is under the impression that his smile will become immensely bigger when he closes his eyes 🍂 Me: Crossing my fingers behind my back hoping I made it in time for the self timer as my Toddler will not be this cooperative a second time. #toddlermomlife Who feels me? 😂🤷🏼♀️
Double tap for less stress! ❤️ I had a client who was struggling with constant meal tantrums. Anytime a green food was on the table her little one threw a HUGE tantrum, and rejected it. Then she found herself giving ultimatums and trying to bribe her little one. She was at her wits end, so we started brainstorming ways we could make some of the green foods "less scary and more exciting.” At the time, they had been reading Harry Potter, and her little became a BIG fan...⚡️⚡️ We talked about ways to utilize her little one's love of Harry Potter to help meals be less stressful. Mom decided to serve asparagus and use descriptive words to make a connection to something her little one LOVED. When her little one inevitably rejected the food, mom said "this is asparagus, it looks like a green magic wand.” She said, " he immediately calmed down, and wanted to ask questions about it!" At the end of the meal, he even willingly nibbled on the end without ANY pressure from mom. This mom told me "I feel CALMER at meals and avoided a power struggle!” Which is a HUGE win for this family! Keeping your 😎cool at mealtime is SO hard. 🙈Sometimes the bigger we react, kids may feed off that attention, and keep rejecting foods. My suggestions are: -Stay away from bribing kids to eat certain foods, it may backfire! -Relate the food to something they currently LOVE to make it more interesting If you want to learn to calmly and confidently feed your little one so they grow to eat a variety, let's work together. ✨I'm currently accepting new clients for september- click the link in my bio✨
🌿In many areas restrictions are starting to loosen. You may be seeing family again (even if it's only from a distance ).⠀ ⠀ A theme we have been hearing is that kids are nervous, and it makes sense. ⠀ ⠀ Their whole lives changed to being home all the time, and now they are allowed to go out? It can feel very confusing.⠀ ⠀ As a psychotherapist my heart has been heavy thinking about the impact coming out of social distancing may have on our kiddos. I've made up an acronym for parents to remember to help them through this time.⠀ ⠀ C A L M⠀ ⠀ 👋Consent: Instead of: "Give Grandma a hug!" We want to make sure that our kids know that it is THEIR CHOICE if they touch someone else and how they touch someone else. We can tell them "It's ok to hug Grandma, but it is your choice." ⠀ ⠀ 🗣Acknowledge: There is going to be a lot of big feelings around things opening back up! This may look like excitement, fear, concern, or even anger. Instead of thinking we need to fix these feelings we can simply allow them and let our kids know it's ok for them to feel a wide range of feelings just like it's ok for us!⠀ ⠀ 👶🏽Let kids take the lead: We want to ask our kids what they understand about things opening back up. "What do you think about seeing Grandma again?" "Do you have questions for me?" "What do you feel about the virus?". Asking our kids these questions helps us answer what is truly on their mind instead of guessing how they are feeling.⠀ ⠀ ☀️Model Coping: Our kids will really learn from us if things are safe or not. They are looking for us to be their anchor. ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏽Work on your own big feelings around things opening back up. ⠀ 👉🏼Talk to other trusted adults about your feelings. ⠀ 👉🏿Practice deep breaths and taking breaks when you need it. ⠀ 👉🏼We want to slowly ease back into life again and not do it all at once. ⠀ 👉🏾Build your child’s calming toolbox using tools on the last slide.⠀ ⠀ Over the next week we will dive a little deeper into all of these topics! ⠀ ⠀ 👋What do you want to hear more about? Let us know below!
"Mommy I'm worried about the sickness."⠀ ⠀ Does this sound familiar?⠀ ⠀ Especially when things start to open back up, the weather gets nicer, or you start to see others for distant visits this can be very confusing for our little ones. ⠀ ⠀ Over the next week we will be giving you some simple tools you can use to help them feel safe and heard as things open up. ⠀ ⠀ Today we are going to talk about responding to anxious thoughts. This same technique can be used for any anxious thoughts that your children may have. ⠀ ⠀ 🔆Validate/Narrate: "I hear you are scared."⠀ ⠀ 🔆Normalize: "Things opening up can feel really scary." (This helps kids know they aren't alone in their feeling or crazy for feeling this way. )⠀ ⠀ 🔆Safety: "It's my job to keep you safe, we are going to go slow and be careful." Kids need to know that we have got this. We are the anchor that keeps them safe. ⠀ ⠀ 🔆Coping: "Let's come up with some things you will feel comfortable with first." We want to ensure we aren't rushing our kids to do things that are beyond their comfort level. They may only be comfortable with a high five or fist bump with others at first and that is ok! ⠀ ⠀ How are your kids feeling about things opening up? We have content planned for the next week on this topic so stay tuned @ourmamavillage for more support!
Double tap for no pressure meals!❤️ Were you ever told this growing up? I know I was! A lot of what I was told growing up was passed down from many generations of eating. Parents may unintentionally pressure little ones into eating food because it may work in the short term. But for many families struggling with a selective eater, it may backfire! I’ve had so many families who struggle with a selective eater tell me that they are at their wits end because “how will they ever try it if we don’t tell them to!?” First, we want kids' experiences at the table to be positive so they develop a positive association with the food we eat! Sometimes when we take the pressure off of eating a specific food, I swear magic happens. Second, by acknowledging their feelings, AND that they are still learning it, we are helping them develop a growth mindset around that food.That food is something your family eats, so they will see it often. Helping them have an open-mind about it can really make a difference! I help families go from stressful to peaceful meal times, so they can enjoy eating as a family again. If you are looking for guidance on how to implement strategies that work to support your little one in becoming an adventurous eater, apply to work with me. ✨Click the link in my bio-I’m currently accepting new clients✨
Confession time... who likes to pee with kids climbing all over them? ⠀ ⠀ Not you?⠀ ⠀ Me neither.⠀ ⠀ Over time I’ve realized this is OK, and it’s ok to set boundaries around your time in the bathroom.⠀ ⠀ Especially right now when we are all home all the time with our kids, it may be extra important to remember that it’s ok to set boundaries.⠀ ⠀ Just because kids want to come in with us, doesn’t mean they have to (unless of course it’s the only safe option ). ⠀ ⠀ Here’s the thing: you can calmly and confidently tell your kiddos they can’t come to the bathroom with you. ⠀ ⠀ Make sure they are safe while you are in there, assure them you will be back soon, and allow any big feelings this brings up for them. ⠀ ⠀ We are modelling boundaries, giving them opportunities to explore alternative things they can do when you are in there, and giving an opportunity to be their calm if any big feelings come up.⠀ ⠀ All feelings allowed.⠀ ⠀ This may look like: ⠀ ⠀ Connect “I hear you want to come in with me.⠀ ⠀ Boundary: I can’t let you go to the bathroom with me. I’ll be out very soon.⠀ ⠀ Make sure they are in a safe place - obviously safety of our kids comes first. ⠀ ⠀ Accept and Acknowledge: “I hear you wanting to come in with me, it’s tough for you to wait. I’ll be out soon!” ⠀ ⠀ (Make sure you follow through with this. ) ⠀ ⠀ Their big feelings are ok and allowed.⠀ ⠀ AND⠀ ⠀ You are allowed to pee alone. ⠀ ⠀ While you are in there alone take a minute to take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that you’ve got this! ⠀ ⠀ I promise I’ll stop talking about pee now 😂.⠀ ⠀ Does this resonate with you? How are you doing staying at home? Are you feeling like you need those few minutes of alone time? You are not alone mama! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
A little life update for you guys on this Sunday morning 💕🙏⤵️: . 1️⃣ Hi! 👋 Welcome to all the new faces on here. Since some of you are new, here’s a brief introduction from me: I’m Jess, a pediatric occupational therapist and lover of all things child development. I created this account in 2019 to help parents like YOU feel confident in what you’re doing — aka being a parent, the most important job in the entire world #truth 👊 I am obsessed with routines and believe that how you structure your chid’s day (what you add in and take out ) is THE most important piece of the puzzle. . 2️⃣ I’m #32weekspregnant and chugging along in this July heat 🥵 I feel like my bump doubled in size the last few weeks and definitely starting to feel a bit uncomfortable (heartburn, difficulty sleeping, takes me triple the time to get off the couch 😝 ), but so excited that we’re getting that much closer to meeting our 👶 in early September! . 3️⃣ SURPRISE… 🙈 Jake and I bought a house! 🏡 I’m actually sitting on the backyard steps in this photo👆We’re SO excited to have more space, a yard for Pete 🐶 and the baby, and live in a family-friendly neighborhood. We’re first-time homeowners so send us all your tips! We are moving in two weeks. . 4️⃣ Lastly, I have LOVED getting to know you guys better on here lately…. I’ve been chatting with a lot of you more in my DMs and it’s been so much fun to connect on a deeper level. As I am about to embark on my own parenting journey, I have also been learning so much from YOU. This really is the best community 🥰 so THANK YOU for being here! . We’re off to take a walk with the pup this morning… tell me something about you below! 👇
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑽𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝑩𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 This is how our year started January 2020 - a flashback! Fast forward to today, it’s September 2020, and we see how beautifully our girls have bonded 💘They’ve got to know each other so well through these 8 months 🌼 They have grown with each other, observed their sibling and have also learnt from one another. 👯♀️ Playing, crying, sharing, learning, adapting and being naughty - it’s all been a part of their experience. They are content with each other, like two close friends Ivana understood and absorbed that she now has a sibling to share her love and toys with, and Bianca learns how her older sister does things around her, understanding how a toddler is when they grow up 🧚🏼♀️ Ivana imitates her little sister’s sounds and the way she moves her little hands and feet, and Bianca stares at Ivana in sheer amazement 💫 She wonders what it’ll be to walk, jump and grow up! Whereas for us, we are glad they have each other and we couldn’t be happier to be indoors with our children, because there is never a dull moment and no two days are the same 🌈🙏🏼 Our most important takeaway from our kids is that we learn to be happy and jovial, all the time, irrespective of what life throws at us 👼🏻 Tell us what you learn from your children! ⤵️ Lots of love, #MommyPlusTwo