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After being a camp counselor and teacher for a decade before having my children, these useful tips helped me along my journey and continue to help me with my kiddos.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have three hilarious, adorable, rambunctious boys whom I affectionately call my "Hooligans". That being said, when they are in the middle of something or dealing with an emotionally charged situation it is very hard for them to listen. In these situations I want them to hear me out so I can support them in any way they need, but more importantly, I want THEM to feel HEARD by me.

I want to share with you the three ways that I use to help my children (and any child I am talking to) feel SEEN, VALUED, and HEARD.

First and foremost, I get down to their level. What does this mean? If the child is not tall enough to look you straight in the eye, you adjust your height to meet their eyes. For my youngest son that usually means I take a knee, and for my middle son I’m crouching a little bit just so my eyes meet his. Taking away this height difference can help the child feel better about whatever you have to tell them because you’re not towering over them or looking down at them while you’re speaking to them. They feel connected to you and not bombarded by you.

Number two on my list : If you are wearing sunglasses or anything that darkly covers your eyes from a child being able to see your eyes while you are speaking to them- REMOVE THEM IMMEDIATELY. A key reason behind this is as the saying goes, "the eyes are the window to the soul". If they can’t see your eyes, they don’t know the true emotion of what you’re trying to tell them. So much is told with our eyes when we are looking at somebody and talking to them.

My final tip: if you are dealing with a situation that requires some disciplinary action or mediation- when you come into the area where everything’s happening do a few things first :

Look around and assess all of the children involved and make sure you make eye contact with each of them when you ask this question- " What’s going on?" Keep your tone calm and collected. You’re simply asking a question. You’re not accusing anybody of anything, you’re just asking what’s happening so it’s open-ended and up to them to tell you what’s going on. Then approach each person involved to tell their side of the story calmly without the others interrupting. Let all the children involved know that you want to hear what this person has to say about what happened. Then you will come talk to each of them to tell you about the situation in their own words. This way it gives you time to gather all sides of the story to help work together to find a solution. If this situation is an emergency with injuries or multiple children crying these steps are escalated to fit the urgency of the events that took place. In these instances, remaining calm will be very difficult. Take into account how scared the children might feel when encountering something a little bit more serious and recognize that you are always doing the best that you can given the circumstances. As long as you help everyone feel safe as you de-escalate the situation you are moving in the right direction.

At the end of the day, children all want three simple things from anyone they encounter( but especially from their parents): they want to feel SEEN, VALUED, and HEARD.

🚨Exciting Collab Alert 🚨 Ever since that first Minion movie came out, my family and I have been bananas over the Minions🍌. I am excited to announce my exclusive collab with Erin Condren and The Mommy Blogger Tribe with these amazing planners and stationary products. My boys and I are keeping tabs on all of our important dates and writing stories together with fun colorful pens , all while the Minions smiling back at us -makes these items extra special. Check out my Instagram stories this week for your chance to win one of these items in a special giveaway from @cheerstonaptime and if you haven’t already press subscribe here on my blog!

I’ve been using these planners to organize my life since I only had one kid and that was a long time ago! With life getting crazier and busier by the minute these minions are going to help me keep up with the craziness of my life with my hooligans. I am so grateful for this opportunity to use and experience these awesome products and hope you will too!

As you are getting ready to plan your upcoming year of events there’s only one place to shop for the best planners and that's with Erin Condren. Use my exclusive exclusive link to access this unique back to school Minions collection and so much more!

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Talk about an epic adventure! My boys and I had a memorable time being hosted at the Hojo Anaheim with the Mommy Blogger Tribe! At the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground nonstop fun is on the daily agenda. Our Mommy Blogger Tribe enjoyed some fun exclusive events including a Sunstaches pool party at the Garden pool, time at the Castaway Cove with all of our friends, and an exclusive peek at the House of Retro Future Suite. We enjoyed Gogosqueeze snacks and rocked our new Sunstaches shades at the pool. We were so excited for our first time at this beautiful hotel where service was top-notch and the kids had a new adventure at every turn.

Not only is there a family water playground on the premises, this magical hotel is walking distance from Disneyland. My boys are counting the days til our next time at the Hojo of Anaheim for a splashing good time! This brief stay was only a moment in time, but we definitely made memories with friends at an awesome place to last a lifetime!

Check out my reel on Instagram @cheerstonaptime of our time at the Hojo of Anaheim- including pics from our exclusive Mommy Blogger Tribe breakfast in the House of Retro Future suite.

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