June 2015 - Pickens County First Steps

How to Parent Your Kids With Positive Discipline & Have a Calmer Home This Summer

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Ah, summer. All the kids. All at home. For all the minutes of all the days.

We have visions of being the laid-back fun mom, keeping things managed and under control, never raising her voice, supervising her children who play together with ease, handing out homemade popsicles mid-afternoon after everyone has taken their scheduled naps and they’re all happily playing in the sprinkler.

Wait, that’s not exactly how your summer is going as a parent? {Me either.}

I can’t imagine a better time to introduce you to Kelly Pfeifer and Think It Through Parenting. Kelly […]

3 Simple Tools to Inspire More Family Connection This Summer

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The slower pace of summer has a way of inspiring us toward quality family togetherness, regardless of our kids’ ages and stages.

We’ve compiled a short list of some favorite tools that provide meaningful, doable inspiration for greater family connections this summer.

1. The Family Dinner Project: A growing movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter.

{In their words} Family dinner! We all know it’s a good thing. It’s the perfect time to bond with your family, promote healthy eating and unwind with a delicious meal. But with the craziness of daily […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning All Summer

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It’s officially summer! And while that doesn’t change the everyday for each family, particularly those with full-time working parents or continued childcare during the summer months, there’s something about a more relaxed pace and the freedom from so many demands that invites us all to slow down and exhale.

A break from school is often a welcome gift for parents and kids alike. But too much of a break from learning can undo too much of the progress made in the previous months.

Here at Pickens County First Steps, we want to pass along 5 […]