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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Singing and Dancing Toddler

Parenting is never easy. There are a million books and a million friends willing to give you their opinion on how you should raise your children. My parenting philosophy is moderation and common sense. Since Savannah has turned two, I have needed to use a lot of moderation and common sense. She tries my patiences every day! One idea I have come up with to help us out on a daily basis is letting her dance and sing to positive music! I purchased Cedarmont Kids Praise CD 3 pack on sale for $9.99 at the Family Christian Book store. We listen to at least one CD every day. When she starts to misbehave or starts on one of her melt downs, I turn the music on and she immediately starts singing praises to God and running around the house. She forgets what was making her so frustrated and instead turns her focus on singing and having fun. She doesn't realize that at the same time she is learning valuable life lessons and memorizing Scripture. Even the baby gets involved. I give him a shaker and he laughs and has fun. I have found this idea to be a very valuable tool for my children and it works for me!






I am linking this up to Works for Me Wednesdays, ABC Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Homemaking Link Up, Mommy Club, Fridays Favorite Things, Frugal Fridays. Spiritual Sundays, The Diaper Diaries

9 comments:

  1. Guess music an dance are something that cheers up all our days.

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  2. I do the same thing! My little man has a favorite cd as well and when he is flipping out the music helps to flick the switch and redirect his attention to something else!

    Have a great week!

    Mindy

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  3. That is innovative parenting! :) Love you!

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  4. Adorable!!!

    http://carabossesbedchamber.blogspot.com/2011/08/abc-wednesday-challenge_10.html

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  5. :) we have that same green dress!

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  6. Great idea! Distractions always work when I'm upset too:) great post, thanks for sharing!

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  7. She is adorable! Thanks for sharing this idea. :)

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  8. she'll still be wearing your patience when she's seven. good luck.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words!