Resources That Will Change Your Parenting Game for the Better

Here at our house, this is the last full week of summer! All you parents out there probably know that bittersweet feeling that comes along this time of year. You are just a teensy bit glad (or perhaps not so teensy) to see the kids off to school again and your life gets back to some semblance of a regular routine.

But then, you realize that one more summer just ended and we only get 18 summers with our kids. So there is a bit of sadness too. If you have little ones starting school for the first time, this bittersweet is even more profound.

If you are a little bit type A like me, I have found a group of resources that might just raise your spirits on this back-to-school journey. What I love about these resources is that they fit right in with most of the topics I write about here on the blog--parenthood, kindness, outdoor play, and connecting with your kids. 

Plus most of these resources come at just the right time for back-to-school. There are tons of useful tools in this bundle that will help you get prepared and organized instead of feeling frantic and rushed.

Okay, here's the lowdown on my favorites:


This year I've written not only about parenting research, but some of the challenges we face as parents too--yelling, social media, and tantrums.

These resources go even further to help you find ways to keep your "chin up" when parenting gets hard:

Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World by Zig Ziglar

If Only They'd Told Me: All The Things You Wish You'd Been Told About Pregnancy, Parenting, and Relationships by Natalie Cutler-Welsh

Encouraging Kindness

Another goal I've had this year is really focusing on encouraging kindness and empathy in my kids. Luckily, many folks agree with me on this and there are a lot of fun tools, books and research to back this up.

Here are a few more wonderful resources for promoting kindness in your home:

Random Acts of Kindness Cards for Kids by Lauren Tamm & Rachel Norman

Hero Training! Kid's Character Challenge by Liz Millay


If you've been reading this blog for long, you know that play is a hot topic for me. Play is the real work of childhood and cannot be replaced by worksheets or schedules. These resources will enliven your sense of adventure and help you encourage free, outdoor play.


With a new school year comes new opportunities, new challenges and new questions for ourselves and our kids. One way to help everyone get off to the right start is with good organization and these resources are perfect for that:

Back to School Planner 2017-18 by Laura Rizer

Student Planner by Jolanthe Erb

Now, we are parents; we don't have time to go to multiple online shops or wait for these to be shipped to us. The best news about these resources (besides the low price) is that they are all put together into one simple bundle that is delivered digitally. That's right, you can read all these resources on your mobile device (perhaps while waiting in the car line at school?)

It's the Parenting Super Bundle and it only comes around once a year. All these resources plus hundreds more: 35 eBooks, 23 printables, 10 eCourses, 9 workbooks, 2 audios, and 1 membership site--all designed to help you (for a tiny price).

Don't miss your chance! This bundle is only available until Aug. 14th!

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