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15 Top Tips to Make Parenting Easier

Every day you try to wrangle your kids while they are kicking and screaming. It seems like you just can’t get a handle on them.

Why does it have to be so hard?

Why can’t you just control your kids?

Why can’t they just obey?

Respect you?

Act like a decent human being?

Why can’t being a parent be easier?

Why does parenting have to be so difficult? Instead of fighting fire with fire, outsmart them by learning what works and what doesn't in this article, 15 top tips to make parenting easier.

Parenting is not for the faint of heart, they say. As a single mom with a 2-to-1-I-always-lose ratio, let me just say it is STINKIN’ HARD! I don’t know if it’s just this generation, but they seem all the more confident in their little stubborn hearts to disobey. I never would have gotten away with half of what my kids do. And it’s tough. You want to love on them all day long, but there has to be some sort of punishment when they disobey.

So, what do you do? Do you lock them in their rooms the rest of their life like Tangled…beat them into submission? No! That’s not the solution. The solution is wisdom. You have to outsmart the little turkeys.

How do you outsmart them?

  • By learning all you can about them and their behaviors.
  • By learning from the best articles and content available online.
  • By reading everything you can about a particular topic you are dealing with
  • By trying different things with your own kids until you see results.

Each child will be vastly different and each child needs different rewards and consequences. What works for one, even in the same family, won’t always work for another. And they feed off of each other, meaning, once one gets away with something, the other feels more confident to disobey.

You can spend your whole day searching the internet for the top tips to make parenting easier….OR….you can click through to some of these fantastic posts that I spent all the time searching through thousands of articles FOR YOU! You’re welcome. 🙂 LOL.

Well, I can’t take ALL the credit. I’m actually searching for selfish reasons too as I want to grow in my knowledge of helping my kids obey and respect me more.

So there you have it, 15 top tips to make parenting easier! I hope you’ll check out each article and let me know how you liked them.

  • Did something stick out to you?
  • Do you agree or not agree?
  • Did something help you?
  • Did you learn something?

Let me know in the comments at the bottom! A rising tide lifts all boats, let’s grow and learn together!

15 Top Tips to Make Parenting Easier

 

1) How to Calm Your Child’s Aggression {Sarah Titus}

I have a boy…’nuff said. Not only do I have a boy, but his dad left him and hasn’t called to talk or seen him in over a year and counting. To say that my son deals with aggression and anger is a vast understatement, but I’ve learned over time how to help combat his anger and frustration. If you have a child that deals with aggression, this post is for you!

Do you have a toddler who is experiencing the terrible twos…or threes? …an older child whose behavior is getting to be unmanageable? Not sure where to start at bringing peace back into your home? Here are some tips on how to calm your child's aggression.

2) 12 Things to Tell Our Daughters Before 13 {The 36th Avenue}

I love this list! #4 is hilarious.

I love this list! Especially #3.

3) Have We Forgotten How To Be A Mommy? {To Love, Honor, and Vacuum}

A very interesting article. What do you think? Do you agree that our culture has moved away from being a “mommy”?

A very interesting article. What do you think? Do you agree that our culture has moved away from being a "mommy"?

4) 10 Manners Every Child Should Know {How Does She}

Teaching children manners is so important! I especially love the “how to set the table” picture guide!

Teaching children manners is so important! I especially love the "how to set the table" picture guide!

5) When Toddlers Bite and What You Can Do About It {Happy Hooligans}

Nobody wants to have a child bite (or get bitten!) Great tips on how to stop this problem behavior.

Nobody wants to have a child bite (or get bitten!) Great tips on how to stop this problem behavior

6) Summer Survival Kit {Totally the Bomb}

Your child will never be bored again with all these great resources right at your fingertips!

Your child will never be bored again with all these great resources right at your fingertips!

7) One Simple Tip to Stop Yelling {Lemon Lime Adventures}

We’ve all been there- yelling at our kids, and the regretting it afterwards. The other day I told my son some very mean things in anger and had to apologize to him and to God. 🙁 This 1 simple (and easy!) tip is something I’m going to try next time too!

We've all been there- yelling at our kids, and the regretting it afterwards. This 1 simple (and easy!) tip will help stop you from yelling next time!

8) Eight Ways to Deal With Anger as a Parent {Toddler Approved}

We all feel angry sometimes! But, as the adult, it is good to have a reminder on how to deal with our anger!

We all feel angry sometimes! But, as the adult, it is good to have a reminder on how to deal with our anger!

 

9) 12 Lessons I Want My Son to Learn Before He Turns 12 {Club 31 Women}

These are great! A must read if you have sons.

These are great! A must read if you have sons.

10) 7 Ways to Stop Your Kid From Whining {The Idealist Mom}

Everyone wants to stop their child from whining! Check out these 7 ways to end your child’s whining once and for all!

Everyone wants to stop their child from whining! Check out these 7 ways to end your child's whining once and for all!

11) Surviving the Strong Willed Child {Tricia Goyer}

A great resource if you have a strong willed child in your home! I couldn’t be the ONLY ONE with strong-willed kids, right?!

A great resource if you have a strong willed child in your home!

12) 10 Must Haves For the Car If You Have Kids {Your Modern Family}

You can prevent a lot of disasters if you always keep these things on hand- I hadn’t thought of #2 before, but now I won’t forget it!

You can prevent a lot of disasters if you always keep these things on hand- I hadn't thought of #2 before, but now I won't forget it!

 

13) Your Boredom is Not My Problem {Kids Activities Blog}

Sometimes kids need to be bored- it opens the doors to creativity!

Sometimes kids need to be bored- I firmly believe it opens the doors to creativity!

 

14) Chore Ideas For 7 Year Olds {Money Saving Mom}

A lot of good things to get your kids working (and earning money). My daughter helps me with this blog to earn money! She loves deleting pins for me and coming up with titles for posts! I’ve even thought of having her learn to take photos to sell them and yes, she TOTALLY wants to start a blog when she gets older!

A lot of good things to get your kids working (and earning money.) I wouldn't have thought of #6!

15) 31 Days of Summer Fun for Kids {The Pinning Mama}

Your kids will have plenty to do this summer with this great list by my friend Kimber.

Your kids will have plenty to do this summer with this great list!

 

Why does parenting have to be so difficult? Instead of fighting fire with fire, outsmart them by learning what works and what doesn't in this article, 15 top tips to make parenting easier.



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  1. These all look great! It’s funny because I actually just pinned the one about manners this morning! I’m definitely going to be reading through these, especially the activities for kids. We have a lot of rainy days this time of year in Florida and I can only hear “I’m bored” so many times before I lose it!