Parenting ideas

  1. Thought I'd share a couple ideas my hubby and I have used over the years with you guys!!

    My 4 year old is a spill magnet - if it can be spilled, he'll find it. I got so tired of cleaning up his spills at the table that I bought a cheap plastic serving tray (the kind with a 'lip' all around the edge) and serve all his food on that!! No more spills!! Anything that gets tipped over or slopped of his plate just lands on his tray!

    Bulletin board: since a fridge can only hold so much we got a medium sized bulletin board - the cork kind - and let the kids put whatever they want on it but if they put up a new item an old one has to come down (with 3 kids there isway too much stuff to display!). They are quite particular about what they put up for the world to see!

    OK your turn! SHARE!!! What are your ideas?????
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  3. by   Mkue
    nurseshell, my youngest age 13 is a "spill guy" too, he always has been but it does get better. It's hard to get mad at kids, sometimes they just can't help it.

    I remember when he was younger I would buy 2- 1/2 gallons of milk instead of the full gallon just to give him an it helped.. he's better now. He's a normal kid but tends to drop things or let things slide off his plate, he's preoccupied at that teenage level.