Bedtime Battles: 5 Steps to Get Your Kids to Bed on Time with No Complaints

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Do you struggle with bedtime battles? This is such a common area of stress for many parents (myself included). Kids may fight the expectations of going to bed and going to bed in a timely fashion. They may whine and complain or tantrum and cry. They may dilly-dally or get distracted.

So, if you are looking for a solution to the bedtime battles, follow the 5 steps below.

Step 1. Create a bedtime routine.

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5 Unique Healthy Habits for Families

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Being a mother who also keeps healthy habits can be a challenge. Moms are busy and they are also often focused on caring for other people instead of themselves.

So, how can a mother stay healthy?

Developing healthy habits can be achieved by including your family in the process. This will also help your kids to develop healthy habits, as well.

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5 Tips: How to Not Scream at Your Kids

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Parents can get stressed out at their kids for many reasons. It’s hard being a mom or dad. Sometimes, for some (or many) of us, we tend to raise our voices at our kids with the hopes that this will change our kids’ behaviors. This, unfortunately, is not really true. It rarely works the way we hope.

Screaming or yelling at our kids “might” make them do something we want them to do in the moment. Sometimes, though, this doesn’t even work out the way we would like.

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Hope Quote.

“Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.” -J. Suenens

Don’t give up when you are going through difficult times, even when those difficult times seem like they are taking so much time. Hold onto hope and you will live with more peace and things will get better. Learn what action steps you can take to turn your dreams into reality and then implement those steps. Even though it’s hard, hold onto hope. Through your struggles, hold onto hope. This will help you turn your darkness into light.

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Inspirational Quotes: Simplicity

Simplicity has so many benefits in many realms including mental, emotional, physical, behavioral, and relational well-being as well as every other aspect of living. Following are a few quotes and images regarding the concept of simplicity.

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Infographic of the Day: Benefits of Nature

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Quote of the Day: "What if You Fly?"

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Decide to step out of your comfort zone and try taking a step toward your goals. Take baby steps toward where you would like to be. It’s important to be content with where you are at, but at the same time, it’s also good to reach for goals that will help your long-term (and short-term) life be more fullfilling, peaceful, and true to who you are ultimately meant to be.

Even if you do fall, that’s okay. Don’t quit. You may find that you can “fly” and experience life in amazing, wonderful ways.

” “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – e.h.

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Infographic of the Day: The Road to Ultimate Productivity

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Samsung.com has developed the above infographic to explain some of the biggest time wasters of people who work outside the home. Whether you have a desk job, a more labor-type job, work from home, or you are a stay at home parent, it’s easy to get caught up in tasks that use up your time that might not necessarily be the best use of time, not when it comes to wanting to be our most productive selves.

Look at your habits, how you spend your time, and take a close look at what might be reducing your productivity. Then, if you would like to get more done in less time, decide how you will change those time-wasters.

Comment below on what reduces your productivity or what helps you to be more productive.

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Use Your 5 Senses to Decrease Stress and Increase Productivity

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I like to think of myself as a hard worker who is committed to the many roles I have in life as well as in fulfilling all those roles in a high quality manner, but despite how hard I work or how much I press on, there are times when I feel stressed, overwhelmed, and stuck.

I am thinking that you can relate. You have probably experienced times where you just could not overcome that feeling of frustration, of having weight on your shoulders…

[Sorry to interrupt your reading…Listen to the music in the following video during the rest of your reading. You will understand why at the end of the article.]

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