Valentines Day Treat for the Family, Dealing with a Child’s Negative Self-Talk, 123 Potty Train Me (#29)

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While Valentine’s Day is often associated with romantic love, it is a holiday you can share with your whole family, and it provides an opportunity to teach your children about the importance of caring for others.

Here is this week’s “Monday Mashup”, a quick list of what we are finding useful. If you enjoy it, please feel free to forward it to friends.

What We Watched

Valentine’s Day provides a great opportunity to have fun with your children and shower them with love. There are so many fun activities you can do with your kids and my favorite is making your own Valentine’s Day inspired snacks.

Giving a box of chocolates to your special someone on Valentine’s Day is perfectly acceptable. However, you could also make some delectable Valentine’s Day treats and package them in a pretty container for a more personal homemade gift. Last year, we tried A Charming Abode recipes, you’ll definitely enjoy making their family-themed Valentine’s day treats. Kids of all ages and even parents will love it. It is perfect for spending Valentine’s Day with your kids and enjoying time together as a whole family.

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This Week’s Article

Dealing with Your Child’s Negative Self-Talk
One of the most painful things for a parent to hear is their child negatively comparing themselves to another or speaking unkindly of themselves. When my oldest first started school, it wasn’t long before my then 4 year old began talking about “yellow hair” (she meant blonde) being prettier than her brown hair. Read more.

Helper of the Week

123 Potty Train Me helps parents solve common potty training problems with creative solutions. A potty training map for moms of toddlers who need a little guidance on the way to potty training success. They provide step-by-step solutions to some of moms’ most common potty training problems.

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Have a wonderful week, all.

Much love to you and your family,

The Monkey Mashup Staff

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