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12 Tips for a Happier Home, Adapted from Nursery School.

One of my resolutions is to Treat myself like a toddler. I’ve found that much of the advice aimed at children is just as helpful for me. For instance, I’m reading Nicole Malenfant’s Routines and Transitions: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals (non sequitur:  a surprising name for a childhood expert). She lays out several strategies for teachers to use …


7 Tips for Keeping School-Day Mornings Calm and Cheerful.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Seven tips for keeping school-day mornings calm and cheery. Unbelievable, but school is already well underway. And that means that the early-morning scramble is underway too. I wrote this list a while back, but I realized this morning that I needed to go over it again and remind myself of what I need …


Video: What Has Been YOUR Most Helpful Resolution?

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — last month’s focus was Fun, and last week’s resolution was Start a collection. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness? This …


10 Tips for Parents Who Want to Help Their Children Handle Social Struggles.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 10 tips for parents who want to help their children navigate social struggles. A few days ago, in a post about teasing, I quoted from Michael Thompson’s excellent book, Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children. In the book, Thompson includes a list of ten rules for parents who want …