School "Welcome" Nights: Fooling Our Kids By Telling Them They Can "Do It All"

Have you had to take your child to a school welcome night yet? When they're transitioning from elementary school to junior high, or junior high to high school?...more

Too Busy for Chores

My family members and I had an interesting debate on Thanksgiving.  We began to discuss the responsibilities our respective children had at home.  I was shocked to discover that many of my older neices and nephews were not required to do consistent chores because they were so busy with sports and other extracurricular activities that their parents felt they didn't have time to do chores and keep up with their school work.  My kids are 11, 7, and 7.  They are expected to do daily chores and keep up with their schoolwork.  My kids are also very active.  they are ...more