Is a “consequence” really a politically-correct term for “punishment?” For some, yes. But here’s how I see the (often subtle) distinction between consequences and punishment. Getting clear on the difference has changed the dynamics in my family.
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We’ve had a breakthrough with my kids’ chores. Not because we discovered a magical new chore system for older kids — but because we finally held our kids accountable to the chore system we’re already using. Chores for Older Kids: Expect More As They Get Older When my kids were little, the daily chore list was simple: hang […]
So! The holidays are upon us. Hopefully this collection of hacks will help you streamline so you can relax and enjoy the holidays a little quicker (which means enjoying them a lot more). Getting organized for the holidays Let your calendar remind you to try new seasonal activities Let Santa take away the old toys, […]
My kids just started middle- and high school and I still hate packing school lunches.
Golden’s hack helps her kids learn to better manage their time.
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Imagine this as the lock screen on your kid’s iPod this summer.
Bart King is on my mind for five reasons. I saved the best for last.
I’ve already discovered the best reading hack of all — our local library. The trick is to find a quick source of new material and recommendations…