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Kids and Chores

Why Not Letting Your Kids Do Chores Hurts Society and Me

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

My eye twitched when I read "Why I Don't Want My Kids Doing Chores -- Even If They're Age-Appropriate." The author recounts a tale of when her 5-year...

10 Home Organization Hacks For Normal Families

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

We all lead busy lives. Between work, family responsibilities, hours wasted playing Candy Crush and the time needed to edit and post Pulitzer-worthy photos on Instagram, who the heck has time for housework?

Chores and What They Mean to Your Child

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Children learn things at the knees of their mothers that they can't get anywhere else. They learn about life and how to experience it. Parents really are the first teachers -- and, dare I say it -- the home is the first schoolhouse. As parents, we have embarked upon the journey of guiding a new member of our species into adulthood successfully.

Teens' Chores: What Are They Worth?

Women & Co | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

All year, we give and give and give to our kids. Teens, with their growing sense of independence, are looking for ways to make some money. So, when they help around the house during summer break, should they get paid?

4 Summer Camps We'd Like To Ship Our Kids Off To

nickmom | Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents

Written by Shari Simpson for NickMom Don’t get us wrong. We love that our kids learn about sailing, basketball and arts and crafts at summer cam...

8 Ways To Get Your Kid To Clean Up

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Keep in mind one of my favorite ideas: We're not raising children; we're raising adults. While it may be easier in the short term to just clean up after your daughter, it's very important that she develop the sense of responsibility that comes from knowing she can sort out her own messes.

My Kids Don't Agree That A Little Work Never Hurt Anyone...

Jane Crockett | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Jane Crockett

Perhaps there is no more hard work for my children to do, but to work hard will never fail them.