Happier childhoods start with educated parents.

Green Leafs

Your child’s behaviour is constantly evolving and it can be difficult to know how to respond. You wish you had an early years expert as your BFF who could share tips and help you navigate all those big toddler feelings. Well, we’re that BFF.

Green Leafs

Your Child’s Development

As your child grows, their behavior changes to reflect their new experiences.

Understanding what they’re communicating in these early years has a lifelong impact. Backed by child psychology, OMV provides a selection of courses and resources to keep you in sync with your child as they grow. Select an age to learn more:

Group of Little Pink Flowers

Respectful, loving parenting raises respectful, loving kids.

We believe parenting should be approached like a collaboration. When you get curious about the root of your child’s behaviour, you’ll feel like a more confident parent and will respond in a way that brings you and your child closer together.

Learn what’s really going on in their heads.

We’re created our courses and workshops to give parents nap-sized insights into how kids’ brains develop in the early years and what you can do to raise happy, calm, bright kids.

Headline about the masterclass goes here.

We believe parenting should be approached like a collaboration. When you get curious about the root of your child’s behaviour, you’ll feel like a more confident parent and will respond in a way that brings you and your child closer together.

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Name of Person

Mom of #

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Name of Person

Mom of #

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Name of Person

Mom of #

Sunflower Buds

Get Tips Right to Your Feed

Tag a friend below to give them some dinnertime inspiration!

When Scott and I first started having kids, we talked about our values for raising our kids. One of the greatest values we both shared was family mealtime. For me, this was a cherished part of growing up, and for him, it was part of his reparenting journey. 💕

However, for the next nearly five years, he travelled over 50% of the time for work. We often missed having dinner as a whole family because of this.

On the opportunities we could be together, we started prioritizing meal time with our small family. Even if we were eating cereal with a crying baby on our lap, we would try to sit down together, if only for a few minutes.

Now that he’s home more often, dinnertime has quickly become our favourite (and still most chaotic) time of day for our family. These are some of the questions we’ve started asking our daughters during dinner.

☀️ There are seasons for everything. There are seasons for chaotic dinners, travel dinners, cereal dinners, FaceTime dinners, TV dinners, and beautiful family meals. Building in small rituals like the ones in this post can help make any dinner feel special and connected for kids.☀️

Dinnertime is an easy opportunity to connect with your children. You have their attention, work, and phones can be put away, giving us a unique opportunity to learn from our kids and teach them about us!

What are your favourite things to talk about at dinner with your kids? I’d love to hear below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
It had been a full day of travelling and sightseeing.

Scott and I were still out with the girls and suddenly started hearing the words “I’m hungry” repeatedly.

We are far from our home and know that we will need to eat dinner out. With three kids, we often get a judgement and angry glances when we eat out.

But still, our kids are hungry.

So we go to a nearby restaurant, apologizing in advance for our kids as we ask for a table.

“It’s not a problem,” the staff tells us as he guides us to our table.

As we arrive at our table, we see beside it a small children's play area. Full of activities and toys and books. “This is for the children,” we are told.

During our meal, our kids come back and forth from the children's area to eat. Other patrons greet us with respect and kindness. 

This is what making space for children looks like. We sat at the restaurant and ordered dessert and a coffee because we didn’t have to rush out.

Our kids left feeling seen, we left feeling seen, and once again, we were reminded that how we see children matters.

Tell me about a time that you saw childhood respected. How did that make a difference in your life or your child’s life? Share below!

▶️Want to learn how to discipline your toddler in a way that is effective AND will help your child develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy relationship skills? Our bestselling course Parenting Little Kids with Big Feelings, covers exactly this! If you have a child aged 0-7, grab this course and start feeling confident in your parenting! Link in bio!⚡️
My unpopular opinion is that toddlers have a bad reputation. 

➡️The toddler years get marked as “terrible twos,” “threenagers,” “devil three,” and my personal least favourite the “F* you fours.” 

I’ve read articles and have seen books that refer to toddlers as assholes, brats, beasts, and wild animals that need to be tamed.

Daily, I see memes and graphics sharing how we need wine to survive our day with these wild toddlers… 

And, as a mom of three little ones, who has supported tens of thousands of toddler parents, I *get* how these phrases can come about.

✨Toddlerhood CAN be hard. Our little ones do things like rip every last piece of toilet paper off the roll. They yell at us. They take all the clothing you have just neatly folded and throw it all over the floor. 

But here’s why I think they have a bad reputation. 

When we see toddlers are terrible, assholes, or animals to be tamed - we miss the essence of who they actually are.

We see them AS their behaviour - not for who they are.

🧠And here’s how our brains work - when we see toddlers as terrible, we respond to them as if they are terrible. We punish them, yell at them, and in turn, the challenging behaviour gets worse. If we only see them as their behaviour, we keep seeing them as bad.

Here’s my suggestion. 

See them as a curious little scientist instead.

🌏This little person who just a year or two ago wasn’t even on this earth, now can walk, talk, and tell us about their day.🌏

Their job is to learn about the world. This is allllll new to them. It’s our job to show them how the world works by setting boundaries, giving them room to explore, and perhaps even exploring with them.

I want to hear from you - what is your favourite part of the toddler years!! 

▶️Want to learn how to discipline your toddler in a way that is effective AND will help your child develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy relationship skills? Our bestselling course Parenting Little Kids with Big Feelings, covers exactly this! If you have a child aged 0-7, grab this course and start feeling confident in your parenting! Link in bio!⚡️
"Let's goooooooooooooo. Seriously, why does leaving the park have to be so hard."

You wonder this to yourself as your toddler continues to play even though you've asked them 100 times to leave.

🔥Here's the thing. Leaving something fun is almost impossible for toddlers to do on their own.

Why?

⚡️It feels the same to them when they interrupt you in the middle of a meaningful conversation with a friend. 

⚡️When a child is having fun - that is the only thing they are focused on. They can't hold two emotions at one time. The only thing they are thinking about is how much fun they are currently having. 

So what can you do?
⚡️Join their world
⚡️Give them notice before it's time to go
⚡️Act as their logical brain for them
⚡️Anticipate that there will be big emotions
⚡️Tell them the plan

Swipe through the slides for more!! 

As a mom of 3, I knoooooow how hard it can be when you are in a rush to leave, and your child is deeply invested in their activity! Try these tools, and you'll see a big difference when it's time to go. 

⚡️Want to learn how to discipline your child in a way that is effective AND will help your child develop confidence, self-esteem, and healthy relationship skills? Our bestselling course Parenting Little Kids with Big Feelings, covers exactly this! If you have a child aged 0-7, grab this course and start feeling confident in your parenting! Link in bio!⚡️
Bunch of Flowers
Bunch of Flowers
Loading...