Instructions are important, especially to children doing a chore for the first time.When I was about six years old we lived in Daytona Beach, Florida. Sand was everywhere; on our floors, in our shoes and in our beds. I took it on my own to sweep up the sand now and … [Read more...] about Appreciate Children’s Efforts
We already know that lecturing a child does not always get the desired response. Sometimes it is not what you say but it may be how you say it.While my girls were young I learned about rewording messages to the girls so that they would understand and comply with requests. I … [Read more...] about It’s Not What You Say— It’s How You Say It
If you want to use a chore chart to get your kids helping, there are many things you have to consider, such as their age, their attention span, their abilities, and what they will find motivating. For some kids a list of chores on a posted poster will work fine. For others, … [Read more...] about Three Great Chore Chart Ideas
Parents never cease to amaze me with their ingenuity and drive to bring up their children to be happy and productive adults. Natasha shared her method for choosing and earning reward activities that she and her child work toward.Fun By Natasha: Bucket List RewardsThis … [Read more...] about Fun By Natasha: Bucket List Rewards
What if you won a contest and the prize was for a genie to instantly clean and do menial jobs around your home for you?Sounds wonderful, does it not? A busy mother recently stumbled onto an idea that seemed like a perfect solution to her messy house. She had been extremely … [Read more...] about Which Is It, Chores Or Punishment?