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Less obvious chores for kids: Kids are great at doing jobs that are difficult for adults, like cleaning baseboards. Tweens can be good at organizing, so have them clean out drawers and toy bins. I have my kids wipe down doorknobs and light switches, empty garbage cans and sweep floors. Small children can shake rugs and help dust. Expect your children to participate in family cleanup projects like yard work. Sometimes jobs done less often, like dusting blinds, can even seem fun.

Less obvious chores for kids: Kids are great at doing jobs that are difficult for adults, like cleaning baseboards. Tweens can be good at organizing, so have them clean out drawers and toy bins. I have my kids wipe down doorknobs and light switches, empty garbage cans and sweep floors. Small children can shake rugs and help dust. Expect your children to participate in family cleanup projects like yard work. Sometimes jobs done less often, like dusting blinds, can even seem fun.

Manners to teach the kids (- #8...I know from experience in retail most women hate being called ma'am)

Manners to teach the kids (- #8...I know from experience in retail most women hate being called ma'am)

YUP, this is posted on our cabinet in the kitchen. When anyone says the "B" word, even the little ones are asking if they have answered the B.O.R.E.D. questions :)

YUP, this is posted on our cabinet in the kitchen. When anyone says the "B" word, even the little ones are asking if they have answered the B.O.R.E.D. questions :)

Family Meeting Question: If we could be the best family that we could be, what kinds of things would we be doing and saying?

Can Family Meetings Really Work

Family Meeting Question: If we could be the best family that we could be, what kinds of things would we be doing and saying?

so often, children are punished for being human. children are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones or bad attitudes, yet we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect and we must stop holding out children to a higher standard of perfection that we can attain ourselves

so often, children are punished for being human. children are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones or bad attitudes, yet we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect and we must stop holding out children to a higher standard of perfection that we can attain ourselves

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