Entries in the Category 'Work and chores'

Are apps a good idea to manage children’s chores?

October 4th, 2011 / 2 Comments

How do you get your kids to do chores at home? Do you offer them rewards? Do you pay them? Or do you use an app? John Rosemond in his article “Skip the app for children’s chores” makes a strong point that using an app that rewards children for doing chores is Parenting of the […]

Stay at Home Daughter-hood

February 15th, 2011 / No Comments

In our culture today, our children automatically assume they will go to college, get a degree, and work full time to make money. Is this really the only option for our children, particularly our daughters? Today’s post is written by Rachel, a young lady who has chosen to be a stay at home daughter. She […]

Will work for jelly beans

September 20th, 2010 / No Comments

Teachers use this method effectively in the classroom, we can use it at home too. To motivate our children to do chores and develop other good behaviors, use the jelly bean jar system. * Each time a chore is completed, put a jelly bean in the jar. * Each time a kind word is spoken […]

Stay at home daughter

June 29th, 2010 / 2 Comments

You know what a Stay-at-home mom is. But do you know what a Stay-at-home daughter is? I recently found Jasmine’s blog about being a Stay-at-home daughter. Jasmine is an incredible young lady who has chosen to put family first in her life. She is intentionally learning the art of homemaking, and stays home to serve […]

Is it wrong to offer rewards to kids for something they should do?

February 23rd, 2010 / No Comments

A parent asked me, “Isn’t it wrong for parents to reward their children for something they should do, such as their homework? I would reward them for doing something above and beyond expectations, but why should I reward them for something that is their everyday responsibility?” In the previous post, I offered a suggestion on […]

Simple ways to organize important papers

August 4th, 2008 / 3 Comments

Walk through the front door of my house and you will see that I am obviously not an organized person. We have stacks of stuff on every horizontal surface, including the floor… “Mom, where is my report card from last year?” “Mom, where is my vaccination record?” “Mom, when was the last time I had […]

Learning the value of work

February 9th, 2008 / No Comments

“Hey mom, I cut myself an apple and ate the whole thing.” My son has never been known to eat more than a slice, a thin slice, of an apple when he was at home. Now that he is living on his own at college, he is cooking for himself, and cutting up apples for […]

Helping your teens get a job

October 3rd, 2007 / No Comments

Much of real life happens outside the home, isn’t that right? To help our teenagers in their growth towards adulthood in the real world, we need to help them get a job – a real job, in the real world. In a previous post, I talked about the benefits of a job. Most likely than […]