Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest. My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.” Perhaps this is where I … Continue reading
When it comes to this harrowing subject of paying kids for chores, we’ve managed to do something right in spite of all of our flubs and experiments. Somehow, our two kids learned to automatically do daily chores without getting paid, save money for something they want, and to work together as a team to make the household run semi-smoothly. The lesson: if you’re consistent even with inconsistent methods, they do get the message!
Teaching kids valuable and practical life and work skills can be difficult in this age of the enabling parent. I’m reading one new and excellent book, “Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement,” because I refuse to raise helpless and entitled kids.