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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 Dirty Little Secret about Children and Chores

Do your children make enormous messes?Are you feeling overwhelmed with those creative messes?Does it feel like the mess will never end?You are not alone. Many moms today feel the same way.I had children that were imaginative and they mobilized anything they could find to build vast cities across the family room floor. Eventually, every game […]

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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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