Winning the Chore Battle

Winning the Chore Battle

Do kids ALWAYS have to sulk when they do chores? I know in most homes cleaning is a major source of conflict–or at least frustration. There’s a never-ending list of things that need to be cleaned, and yet there seems to be a shortage of those who are...
Planning for Poverty

Planning for Poverty

I feel like part of a parents’ job is to plan for poverty. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Yet most of us hope that our children will surpass us–that they will be more successful, more leisured, more content. While the more content part...
How Old is Old Enough?

How Old is Old Enough?

I’ve been having a debate with several mothers lately on the age that it’s appropriate to expect children to do different chores. Some think I’m too hard on my kids, but I don’t think so. Read Little House on the Prairie and see what Laura was...