Top Ten Parenting Posts of 2014

This year, I had decided to make Sand In My Toes a resourceful website for parents wherever they may be, because parenting and its challenges are universal. And so are its joys.

I focused on writing parenting posts that called upon my experience to provide helpful tips to other parents. Naturally, a lot of my posts are about parenting toddlers, and also the most popular!

Top Ten Parenting Posts of 2014 - Sand In My Toes

Here is a list of the ten parenting posts that you liked the most in 2014:

1. Six Reassuring Phrases for Toddlers 

This has been one of my favourite posts, and also very popular with readers. It's about phrases you can use to help toddlers deal with situations that make them emotionally upset or anxious.

2. Seven Tips for a Calmer Toddler

Toddlers can't help having meltdowns, but by working on positive parenting techniques, you can develop a more communicative relationship with your toddler, and help them achieve a calmer state of mind.

3. 10 Ways to Challenge Yourself as a Mom

Being a mother doesn't mean you have to be stuck in a rut! It's really in your hands to shake things up a bit, and take on one of these challenges.

4. Six Positive Phrases for Toddlers 

A follow-up to my post on reassuring phrases, this one was about using positive phrases with your toddlers to teach them to look at things more optimistically, and develop a positive atmosphere in your home.

5. Dos & Don'ts of Parenting, by a toddler

Little Dude gave some good advice to parents, on dealing with toddlers! From letting them be messy to being specific with requests, these are practical tips.

6. Motherhood changed me. Accept it.

A blunt look at why it is unacceptable that women should continue to be 'perfect' after having children. Becoming a parents brings about many physical and mental changes, and society should be accepting of it.

7. Eight reasons why Grandparents are special

Not directly about parents, but a look at why having grandparents in your children's lives, and yours, is a good thing.

8. Ten distractions that every mom needs

From chocolate to Facebook groups, here are ten things that no mom can do without! How many are you allowing yourself?

9.  Ten parenting truths for new moms 

New moms and moms-to-be deserve to be made aware of the truths of parenting. I shared ten of them to begin with!

10. 30 Things To Do Before You Have Kids

The ultimate wish list of things that you are better off doing before you become a parent! Not that anyone's stopping you now, though.

I am linking up with The (Reformed) Idealist Mom for her compilation of  Most Popular Parenting Tips of 2014. Check them out too!

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Lexis said...

Great posts. I love 6 and 8.

Let's Talk Mommy said...

Wow what a great round up of some many amazing posts. Many I have read and come back to for advice and tips. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

Merlinda Little said...

I should actually do this to see what I should give attention too most. I have been reading your blog for awhile now and I am so glad to always go back as I always learn something everytime I visit. So your blog being a resource website is a good idea! #sharewithme

Tarana said...

Thank you, Merlinda! Yes, evaluating posts at the end of the year is a good idea.

Tarana said...

Thank you Jenny, so glad you like my tips!

TheMissusV said...

Great topics! Pinning to read later! Thanks Tarana!

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