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Manners: What’s Important to You as a Parent?

As parents, we have our make or break topics. One of mine is manners. My kid doesn’t have to be the smartest in his class, they don’t have to be the best player on their team, but by golly they better have the best manners wherever they go. I try to model good behavior. So […]

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Little Chefs: Chores in the Kitchen

We have little chefs in our house. Our oldest thinks that overtime someone is cooking she must be in there helping. Everyone loves to cook. I must be a family trait. We learned early on that including our kids in the food prep and cleanup that they seemed more interested in eating the food. So […]

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Learning

The Great Chore Debate

We have discussed chores on this blog before. Many parents agree that you need to give children chores in order to help them understand responsibility. Others say it is not a good idea to force kids to participate in household chores. We recently had a new baby in our family. We expected that mommy and […]