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The Remedy to Chore Wars?

What pulled me out of Chore Wars? I read an article on family work. At first, I looked at the article and translated family chores as doing family work and patted myself on the back and thought, “we do family work.” Several months later, in our mother’s book group, call “Side-Tracked Home Educators, ” we […]

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Are You Stuck in Chore Wars?

I was once stuck in “Chore Wars.” What are Chore Wars? Chore Wars move from assigning (and expecting), to bribing a child with rewards, to nagging a child to work, and then to threatening a child with loss of reward, loss of privilege, or punishment. This happens when children are not developmentally ready for self-directed, […]

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The Need for an Education for a Whole Life

My daughter brought this quote to my attention. It was written in 1913. The writer was college educated and this was during the time that women of the upper middle class had the opportunity. Now women of all stations in life can access a college education. We are another one hundred and three years down […]

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5 Great Laundry Tips!

Laundry never seems to end. There is always more laundry to do tomorrow. Streamline doing laundry. Invite your family to a folding party. Laundry Day is always more enjoyable when shared!  Laundry Tip One: Sorting Divide the whites from colors and delicate weight fabric from heavier fabrics. I do towels, sheets, whites, color heavy, color […]

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Training Up A Child: How to Have a “Clean” Home School

Do you struggle to keep a clean home? Are you tired of the "Chore Wars?" Does your home drive you to distraction? Do you feel guilty when teaching your children because the home is not running smoothly? Do you periodically stop everything to ditch the guilt by cleaning your home, only to feel guilty, because […]

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Children Two through Four- What should I be Focusing on?

I am a member of a yahoo group where this question was recently posted. I thought I would answer it here. "I am wondering if some of you could share the things you've done with your toddlers/preschool age children. My daughter turned 2 in June and up to this point we have never had a set […]

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