We’ve listened to the pros and cons regarding paying children to do chores. We understand both sides. But after weighing the arguments, we promote the idea that paying children to do chores has its distinct advantages.
It happens every year. Right before the holidays, people start wanting you to tell them what you want for Christmas. Or, if you have children every Uncle Tom and Aunt Harriet from California to Canada wants to know what your children want for Christmas.
Aside from the issues of dirt and bugs, you (or I should say we) are setting ourselves up for a lifetime struggle with our dog pal. After all, he’s no dummy. He knows that there is supposed to be hierarchy, one that leaves him on the floor with his own bed.
If you are tired of people trying to convert you to Facebook, Twitter or text messaging to get a hold of you, just tell them if its important, call me!
“Hey mom, have I told you lately how much I love you? You’re the best!” This from the mouth of your normally sassy 13 year old on a Friday night when you are weary and tired after a really, really long week – and who wants to spend the night with a friend!
A huge number of people nowadays are either going green or at very least starting to think green. When you analyze what this means, you will realize that it all has to do with sustainability, both in terms of lifestyle and in terms of the environment.
Robert Buchicchio (MSW, LICSW, DCSW has a BA in psychology from University of Rhode Island and an MSW from Ohio State University.
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