Who's ready for 2017? I'm bringing the new year in with a bang -- two sick kids and throw up bowls all over the house. Yippee! We really know how to party around here! Sick kids aside, start the new year right with some amazing parenting ideas for the new year. Check out my top 5 parenting tips posts for 2016.
#1: Entertain Screen Free with Busy Bags
Parents must be really interested in keeping their kids busy and screen free because the top parenting tip of 2016 is 35+ Best Busy Bags for Toddlers and Preschool. You're sure to find lots of great busy bags to entertain your kids in the car, at home, at church, and at the doctor's office.
#2: Increase Family Happiness by Getting Rid of Toys!
Back in 2014, we got rid of most of the kids' toys, and it made a huge difference! Find our how getting rid of toys will make your family happier, too. Now that Christmas is over, it's probably time for another purge.
#3: Travel Smart with Clever and Simple Road Trip Hacks
If the fun has gone out of family travel, check out these road trip hacks for families. You'll find nine helpful hacks that are sure make travel easier. Now, if only there were a trick to shave hours off of travel time! (Besides a plane ticket.)
#4: Teach Kids How to Clean their Rooms without Help
Still nagging your kids to clean their rooms? Stop begging, and teach them what to do instead. Teach children to clean their rooms with step-by-step instructions and free printables. (This is effective for all ages. We're never too old or too young to learn a system for cleaning!)
#5: Bust Boredom this Summer!
Got bored teens and tweens? These boredom busters are sure to keep them busy this summer! Warning: These are all positive activities that are sure to build friendships and encourage service.
Are you looking for even more amazing parenting tips? Keep scrolling down for more tips from me. But wait! There's more! I've joined with 9 of the coolest parenting bloggers, and we're all sharing our top tips of 2016. Head over to The Jenny Evolution (linked below image) for links to all the roundups.
Before you go, check out my most recent parenting ideas!
If you're tired of being ignored, you'll love this trick to get your family's attention -- instantly! It's time to reopen the lines of family communication!
If you're ready to teach your kids to appreciate their blessings, then it's time for a different kind of scavenger hunt -- a service scavenger hunt!
Too much technology has created teens that have no idea how to talk to each other minus a phone or computer screen. Get them talking face to face again with this clever speed friendshipping game for teens!
Finally, do you have a shy or book-loving kid that you can't get to leave the house? Check out these great ideas to get your introverted child outside this summer!
Thanks for stopping by today. Check out popular parenting tips posts from past years, too!