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The Importance of Chores

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The Importance of Chores Before we get into why chores are important for children, lets first discuss two of the most common questions we get. First, at what age should parents start assigning chores to their children? Second, what are the best chores to assign? What Age Should I start assigning Chores? First of all,

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100 Reasons Why We Love Our Mom!

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What would we do without our wonderful Moms? Moms are what make the world go around – they’re the glue that holds this whole world together. We all love our Moms – sometimes we don’t show it enough, so maybe this Mother’s Day is the perfect time to start loving and appreciating our Moms just

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Motivating Your Child to Take on Chores with Enthusiasm

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      OK, we had some fun with the above pie chart. But we have all been there. Getting kids to do chores can be so difficult that sometimes the path of least resistance is to stop the nagging and just do it yourself. So, what is the best way to get children to

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Favorite Parenting and Family Quotes

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“There’s no effort more radical in it’s potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.”  Williamson “Who we are and how we engage in world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.”  Bene Brown “What separates privilege from entitlement

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37 Unique Ways to Teach Kids Manners

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37 Unique Ways to Teach Manners  We all recognize how important manners are for children (and adults for that matter).  So we thought we would provide you with some fairly unique ways to teach manners to your kids. Let your kids order their own food at a restaurant Let your kids check out at the

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10 Basics Tweens and Teens Should Know About Money

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10 Basics Tweens and Teens Should Know about Money OK Tweens and Teens, let’s keep it real simple.  Here are 10 basic principles you should be learning about money.  These 10 principles will be organized into 3 simple Buckets (Earning, Spending and Saving).  Follow these principles and you will be well on your way to

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Parenting 201: Knowing How to Parent Is Not Enough

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Parenting 201: Knowing How to Parent Is Not Enough If you are reading this blog post, there is a good chance you have read other blog posts. And there is a good chance you have reviewed parenting websites. And there is a good chance you have read parenting books and listened to parenting podcasts. All

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The Power of Family Meetings

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The Power of Family Meetings If we were to recommend the top 5 strategies for parents to create strong family bonds, set powerful family goals and have fun, having a weekly Family Meeting would be at the top of the list.  Family meetings provide a great opportunity to gather together all members of your family.

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Self Esteem Comes from Accomplishment, Not Praise

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Self Esteem Comes from Accomplishing Difficult Tasks Not Praise It has been said that the Millennial Generation, or Generation Y as they have also been termed, were spoiled with praise and rewards by their parents and teachers alike. According to some child development experts, the child born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s,

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Effective Discipline–Punishments vs. Teaching

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How to Effectively Discipline Children: Punishment vs. Teaching For parents, and most especially for first time parents, knowing how to effectively discipline your kids can appear, at first glance, to be a daunting prospect. How can you, as a parent, navigate the difficult waters of childhood behavior? How best can you give your son or

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