I started blogging in part because I wanted to highlight the positive side of parenting – which I feel is often overlooked by the media. My blog reflects my eclectic interests, but my parenting articles are always popular. Today I am joining with a group of bloggers to share my five parenting posts that received the most pageviews in 2015.
Joyful Parenting Tips from Mama Smiles
What’s joyful about sleep deprivation? Honestly, nothing – but it is something that even the most joyful parent will suffer from during newborn days. Parenting will be more joyful if you take the time to incorporate the tips in this post, collected from some of my favorite blog friends.
Few things are more joyful than watching siblings get along. Whether they are enjoying pretend play together, making gifts for one another, or helping an upset sibling to feel better, seeing my children love and care for one another is incredibly uplifting. This post highlights seven simple ways to encourage siblings to get along with one another.
Knowing how to cope with stress is a critical life skill. If our kids can learn how to calm down and think clearly while under stress, they will have a much better chance of leading successful and happy lives. This post highlights some things I am doing to teach my kids how to calm down and stay calm so that they can think clearly.
Bringing home a new baby is a BIG change for children! Starting a sibling relationship off right can go a LONG ways towards preventing resentment later in life. In this post I share several things that worked well with our four children – many of which I learned from my parents, who raised 10 children and therefore had LOTS of practice introducing new family members!
This post is my ultimate guide to flying with children – based off of my experience on over forty flights with small children.
Looking for more parenting advice? Click here to read the top five posts from my blogging friends!
If you could give new parents one piece of advice, what would it be? Mine? Gather information, think about it, and then follow your heart.