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Top 6 Ways to Celebrate the Small Stuff

By Beth Anne Ballance |

 I think it is so easy as parents to get wrapped up in the day-to-day and the things we expect our child to do that we forget what it is like to be two or three or even four and be overwhelmed with learning.  Every day is an adventure and a new task to learn and process.  As a parent, I try to remember how much energy my kid spends on learning and trying to be good for momma so I try to remember to reinforce with positive messages rather than simply disciplining all the time.

Even at 29 years old, I’d rather get a sticker than a time-out.

So in our family, we try to celebrate even the smallest success. Like when he cleans his room when I ask and when he has a “dry day” for potty training and when he has a fantastic “school report.”  We try to mix it up between treats and toys and activities — I don’t want him to equate junk food with success or become spoiled.  Here’s how we try to celebrate the good, wonderful, crazy toddler things that our kid does:

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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate a Toddler


A low-cal, tasty and easy treat, we use mini-marshmallows to celebrate any attempt on the potty. This keeps the experience positive.

Photo Credit: Flickr

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About Beth Anne Ballance


Beth Anne Ballance

Beth Anne Ballance is a born and bred Southern Belle, blogging at okay, ba and using words and pictures to celebrate the challenges of motherhood and the joy of life. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Beth Anne's latest posts →

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