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  1. Judy Arnall
    When and How to Teach Finances A common question I get from parents is when and how should kids start learning about money. Here is an age-by-age primer of what your child needs to know at each age group, from babies to university students. Young children (Ages 0-5) - Age to model money...
  2. Family Life
    Move over chore chart, the new BusyKid App brings a modern twist to allowance and chores, allowing kids to earn, save, share, and spend their money online. Created by a father of six after finding old-fashioned methods weren't quite cutting it, BusyKid not only simplifies assigning chores and...
  3. Toddler & Child
    Want to help your kids learn to clean up their spaces? Try these tips for less yelling, more cleaning, and happier chore times. Have you ever noticed that after you clean up a space, all the sudden it becomes a magnet for play? They haven't played in the playroom for a week, but now that it's...
  4. Family Life
    Laundry can be a nightmare for parents, but large families face a daunting task. Here are some ways to make it less frustrating. Laundry is a household chore that I've always enjoyed until we had more children than adults. As our kids grew larger, their clothes took up more space in the washer...
  5. The Childhood Years
    What do you think is the best age to start asking your kids to help with the house chores? Let’s think it backwards. Is your child capable of playing a difficult computer game?Yes. Is it not obvious that he could as well easily function the dishwasher? Child psychologist Carl Pickhardt...
  6. Family Life
    We were taught that chores were a form of punishment, so it's no surprise we've passed this lesson along to our kids. But it's time to change our attitude toward chores - they're beneficial for children! Raise your hand if you ever thought of your childhood chores as punishment. (*Raises hand)...
  7. Stay at Home Parents
    Hello! My name is Barbara, and I'm a freelance parenting writer based in Northern Virginia. I have two littles, an almost- 4 y.o and just turned 2 y.o. I'm doing research for an article about parents who don't have their kids do chores, or at least don't assign them specific chores. I'd love...
  8. Unschooling
    Hello! My name is Barbara, and I'm a freelance parenting writer based in Northern Virginia. I'm doing research for an article about parents who don't have their kids do chores, or at least don't assign them specific chores. I'd love to talk to any parents here who fit that description about...
  9. Working and Student Parents
    Hello everyone, i am so happy I found this forum! You all seem so very nice and caring towards each other, a quality that is not always appreciated enough nowadays. To my question: I'm 19 years old and have been working as a nanny (mostly during school holidays) or babysitten (pretty much...
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