10 Awesome Tips to Understand What Motivates Your Kid

10 Awesome Tips to Understand What Motivates Your Kid

Motivation is an interesting topic. It is described as a reason why we act or behave in a specific way. It makes sense then why we search the web, talk to fellow parents, and read “how to” books in order to parent. We are on the lookout for how to get our children to...
Hey Mom, You Might of Well Have Ordered an Ice Coffee!

Hey Mom, You Might of Well Have Ordered an Ice Coffee!

You wake up in the morning and its game on…time to get the kids ready for school. You stick your head in their rooms and lovingly tell them it is time to get up. You walk to the kitchen to start preparing breakfast, confident that your “talk” last night will motivate...
What Do You Mean Parenting with Intention?

What Do You Mean Parenting with Intention?

Something that weighs on my mind is the thought of not being in control when it comes to my kids.  I’m controlling by nature and have found it difficult when my boys don’t listen to me or follow guidelines that I set for them.  Since creating...
Putting Behavior Back into Gear

Putting Behavior Back into Gear

Success!  Today was the first day of school.  It was a pretty big day at the Smit house.  The twins are in third grade and their older brother is in fourth.  It seems like just yesterday they were chasing each other around in...
Learn Your Kid’s Motivators or Else

Learn Your Kid’s Motivators or Else

The Beginning of Creating a Behavior Management Game My first blog!  The process of creating Vlinder has been challenging and rewarding.  To me, this is the signs of a good project. My favorite part has been brainstorming and creating different rewards for...
Changes From the 80’s

Changes From the 80’s

Changes from the 80's When I was a little girl I would put on my blue jeans and t-shirt, call my friend Rochelle, and ride the neighbor’s ponies from morning to night. We got in plenty of trouble riding on school lawns, moving barricades on private property, and...