Household Labor – Are you Pulling Your Weight?

Picture a husband and wife in their late thirties, let’s call them Bill and Marie.  Bill and Marie both work and have two school-aged kids. Bill’s workday is usually finished first, so he picks up the kids on his way home.  When he gets home, Bill often chills out on the couch reading the mail while his kids watch cartoons until supper. When Marie gets home she hurriedly starts preparing dinner and puts another load of laundry in the wash while looking through the kids papers from school.  She’ll often plop a load of clean laundry in front of Bill
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Categories: Marriage.

Use Consequences to Improve Your Child’s Behavior

Well-disciplined children become well-disciplined and responsible adults.  A great method for instilling responsibility and discipline in your children is to use natural and logical consequences.  Natural consequences are results of actions that happen as expected.  For example, when you eat too much you feel sick and have an upset stomach, when you stay up too late you are sleepy the next day, etc.  We learn a great deal from simply understanding that actions have certain predictable consequences.  Children learn valuable lessons from experiencing the consequences of their choices.  For instance, my 5 year old son is learning that when he
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Categories: Parenting.