Creative Child

Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

Articles by Sarah

Living Large: Big Family Perspectives You Can Benefit From

Raising six children has dramatically altered my perspectives on parenting, housework, finances, and relationships for the better. While I discovered a lot of these practices after adding triplets to my already full family, everyone should consider these big family perspectives, no matter what size your family is.

Spooky Fairy Tales: Then and Now

Historically fairy tales were told to entertain, educate, preserve culture, and instill moral values. They warned children about the dangers of evil and jealousy in ways that would be considered harsh by most of us in today’s society. Never the less, they are interesting to look back on and study for clues about how people used to live and learn.

How to Get Your Family to Eat Like the French

I currently have three toddlers in my house. Each has their own finicky food hangups. I recently found out that French children are more likely to eat a variety of foods and maintain a healthier weight than their American counterparts. This led me to wonder, what makes French kids so different? It turns out that there are a few things.

7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

Unfortunately, the occasional tantrum can’t really be avoided. They happen to everyone, but next time your child is in the throes of a fit, try to remember these 7 things.

When Kids Reject Sports

Team sports are a great way to keep kids active, but not all kids enjoy playing them. So how can you get your kids moving around when they aren’t part of a sports team?

Are Music Lessons Worth It?

The average cost of private music lessons ranges from $15-$50 per half hour; it will vary depending on location and the expertise of teacher. Depending on the rate, private lessons cost parents $1,000 to $2,000 a year. This may make you wonder, are music lessons really worth it? Here are some short and long term benefits of music lessons to help you decide.

6 Great Reasons To Cook With Your Kids

Cooking with kids takes a little extra time and patience, but has many benefits. As more families rely on fast food for mealtime and childhood obesity rises, parents can make a lasting difference in their children’s overall health by cooking meals at home and getting the kids involved. Here are some of the great reasons to bring your kids into the kitchen while preparing food for your family.

Encouraging Kids to Enjoy Nature

Only about 10 percent of kids say they are spending time outdoors. Here are some outdoor activities for kids to change that.

Taming Mount Laundry

Is your laundry pile mounting? Here are some great tips on how to lighten the load of what seems to be the never ending laundry situation families face!

Toy Rotation: Reduce Toy Clutter in Six Easy Steps

Toy clutter, it's a problem all parents face. From the toddler years when blocks, push toys, and board books seem to be scattered down the hallway to the school age years where kids collect tiny Legos, matchbox cars, and Barbie dolls, clutter remains an ongoing issue.
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