Tina Pratt Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

Positive Reinforcement

With the start of the New Year comes making resolutions. Many resolutions include hitting the gym, saving money, eating healthier, getting organized, and learning something new.  Start the year out POSITIVE with a resolution to increase POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT! The definition of positive reinforcement is: the offering of desirable effects or consequences for a behavior with… Read more »

To Pierce or Not to Pierce?

Prior to the birth of my daughter, I didn’t think once about when and where I would get her ears pierced. However, I knew we were going to pierce them at some point. For as long as I can remember I have had my ears pierced. I got my second set of piercings in middle… Read more »

Mom Report: blue manatee

Want to take a trip with Jack and Annie in their Magic Tree House? Want to eat through one apple, two pears, three plums, and more with the Very Hungry Caterpillar? Or do you want to rock out with Pete the Cat? If so, blue manatee is the place for you! Step through the doors… Read more »

Grocery Shopping With Kids

This might sound crazy, but I LOVE grocery shopping with my husband and two kids. We enjoy making it a family affair. Occasionally if we are pressed for time, my husband or I will go alone and our kids get upset if they don’t go. They enjoy going with us! I have decided that even… Read more »

When Kids Elope

“Run, run, as fast as you can!  You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” That darn Gingerbread Man is pretty good at eloping! Kids can run from their home, school, and away from you in public places — aka, eloping.  Children engage in elopement for a purpose, or because it serves a function (attention,… Read more »

Mom Report: A Crafting We Will Go!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –Oscar Wilde I am a crazy crafter! I like to create and make and I enjoy sharing this hobby with my kids. Research shows that art activities promote brain development in early childhood. Art encourages creativity, introduces kids to new materials, tools,… Read more »

Mom Report: Pyramid Hill

Put on the Christmas jammies, grab some milk and cookies, change your favorite radio station over to a Christmas station (if you haven’t already done so!) and head over to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park for Holiday Lights on the Hill. My kiddos squealed with excitement as we pulled in and they laid their eyes upon… Read more »

The Thankful Tree

November is one of my favorite months. The leaves are beautiful colors, we celebrate my son’s birthday, gather with family on Thanksgiving, and complete one of my favorite family traditions. We like to teach our children about being grateful for all of the things that they have and the things they get to do. So,… Read more »

Mom Report: Pump It Up!

Earlier this year my son attended a birthday party at Pump It Up for a friend and he knew immediately that he had to have his fifth birthday there! I thought that he made planning his party easy for me, but really Pump It Up made it easy. When I was booking his party I read… Read more »

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