Best Parenting Tips of 2014

Are you ready to be a happier family in 2015?  Check out these top parenting tips.  I hope they’ll help you move from surviving day to day as frustrated parents to enjoying every day as a happier family! And, for even more tips, read all the way to the end for a roundup of parenting tips from your favorite parenting bloggers!

Top Parenting Tips of 2014: What will you change for next year to make your home a happier place? Check out great ideas for motivating kids and becoming a happier family. {}

With the new year fast approaching, I thought it was time to set some goals for becoming a happier family.  One of the things that makes me the most unhappy is when I get frustrated with my kids. That happens most when I am impatient and in a hurry and when the kids are being selfish and only thinking about themselves.  Today I’m sharing my top 2014 parenting tips to get a handle on family life!  I hope you find some ideas that will help you and your family make 2015 a fantastic year!

#1: How Getting Rid of Toys Made Us a Happier Family

It is possible for kids to have too much of a good thing. Find out how getting rid of most of our toys made us a happier family! {}

#2: 5 Easy Tips for Encouraging Kids

5 Easy Tips for Encouraging Your Kids {} When's the last time you told your kids that you think they're great? #shop

#3: How to Get Kids to Clean Up

Learn how to get kids to clean up with editable, printable Ten-Minute Tidy Charts! {} #cleaningtips #SharpieClearview #PMedia #ad

#4: Goal Setting {Helping Kids Turn Short-Term Goals into Long-Term Habits)

Goal Setting: Helping kids turn short-term goals into long-term habits {Free Printables}

#5: Setting Technology Limits for Kids

Kids spending too much time gaming? Help them balance their time this summer by limiting their time with technology {How to Tips from} #activeparenting

#6: Technology Token System {Printable}

Setting Technology Limits for Kids -- Kids spending too much time gaming this summer? Help them choose other options by limiting their time with technology {Tips and Free Technology Token System Printables from} #activeparenting

#7: How to Use a Daily School Planner

How to Use a Daily School Planner {Tips I Wish Were Taught at School} #backtoschool

#8: Super Kids Goal Setting Chart

Free Printable Super Kids Goal Chart {Help your kids keep track of the great things they do on the road to becoming Super Kids!}

#9: Positive Reinforcement Ideas for Frustrated Parents

Positive Reinforcement Ideas for Frustrated Parents {What do you do when the kids just won't listen?} Parenting Tips from

#10: How to Motivate Kids with Point Cards {Printables}

How to Motivate Kids with Point Cards {A Year of Free Designs from} #printable #motivatekids

#11: 12 Back to School Tips for a Fantastic First Day

12 Back-to-School Tips for a Great First Day! {} #backtoschool

#12: 10+ Fun Ways to Motivate Your Kids!

10+ Fun Ways to Motivate Kids {}


Not enough ideas?  Over 30 parenting bloggers are sharing their best parenting tips of 2014.

Popular Parenting Tips from Top Parenting Bloggers {Get the best tips of 2014!}

 Click here to see each of their top posts and to be linked to their roundups.

Still not enough ideas? Check out my top parenting post of all time:

#1 Top Parenting Post on One Creative Mommy (ever): How to Teach Children to Clean their Rooms

How to Teach Children to Clean Their Rooms {} Tired of nagging kids to clean their rooms? Your kids might be overwhelmed and not know where to start. (Free Printable Reminder Cards)


Have a fantastic 2015!



  1. Heidi, what a wonderful collection of parenting tips! You are definitely One Creative Mommy! :)
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  2. Such a great collection here, Heidi. And very useful too, with all the printables! Have a wonderful 2015!
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  3. I love this collection of posts!
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