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

10 Easy Ways to Cut Kids Screen Time

With these easy tips, even reluctant kids may not notice they are cutting down their time spent with technology.

Birthdays on a Budget: Reuse and Repurpose Birthday Decor

Is it really possible to cut party costs without losing the fun and excitement that parents and kids alike have come to love?

Is it Time to Add a Pet to the Family?

dding a new member to the family is fun and exciting but it can also be stressful and disruptive if you are not prepared to take on the responsibility of a family pet.

How to Survive a Parent Sick Day

Mom or dad will get sick. Enjoying a quiet, restful day in bed is not an option for most parents. What’s a parent to do?

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

If you are feeling lonely and are seeking a friend, or two, to laugh and cry with through your current stage of motherhood, I encourage you to find your tribe.

Family Kindness Challenge

Why not try to spread some kindness giving others (and your own family) something positive to focus on?

8 Fun Fall Traditions for Families

Fall is a perfect time to start some new traditions that your family will look forward to each year. Try some of these ideas.

Could Your Child’s Reading Difficulty be Dyslexia?

People who struggle with dyslexia have normal intelligence and can succeed in school and careers with proper tutoring and support. So how do you go about helping your child succeed?

Exercise with Mommy and Me

It’s simple to add exercise time to the time you already spend playing with your baby or toddler.

5 Halloween Traditions to Start with Your Kids

Traditions create lasting memories and something to look forward to each year. Halloween is a perfect time to start some new traditions with your kids. Try some of these ideas.

5 Individual Sports for Kids

Individual sports can be a great alternative to playing on a team especially for kids who have ADHD, sensory processing disorder, or struggle with socialization disorders. Individual sports help kids stay active while building self-esteem and focus.

Let it Go: Seven Things to Stop Worrying About

Some worries are valid, but many are not worth the time and effort. What if we could learn to let them go?

Homework Habits: How to Motivate Kids

As parents, we want our kids to put their best effort into their schoolwork without having to pester them and have the situation affect our relationship in a negative way. Here are some tips to help motivate your kids to stay on task.

Off to Kindergarten: Getting Mom Ready

From a mom who has sent three kids to kindergarten, so far, here are some tips to get yourself ready for that monumental day.

Taking a Beach Vacation with Toddlers

Plan ahead, be flexible, and make the most of the time together. Whether your beach vacation is relaxing or not, it is sure to be memorable.

Simple Ways to Build Self Esteem

Kids who feel good about themselves or have high self-esteem tend to be successful in a wide variety of areas from school to relationships.

Raising an Expressive Child

Kids often don’t understand how to appropriately express strong feelings like anger, frustration, or disappointment causing them to act out.

The Camp Next Door: Day Camp

Many parents want their kids to experience summer camps but the idea of spending several nights away from home is a little scary for both the parent and child.

5 Tips for Keeping Kids Reading This Summer

While the free time is enjoyable, kids often turn to screens or other activities and let their reading skills slide while on summer break. How can you stop the “summer slide” from happening?

Making the Move: Easing the Transition for Kids

Whether across the country or just across town, moving is a big adjustment for everyone in the family.
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