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Finding Time for Family Fun

Finding Time for Family Fun

Finding the time is always hard to do now that families spend so many hours at work or involved with some kind of extracurricular activity. Anyone with a teenager and a phone bill knows that kids that age want to hang out with their friends or gab on the phone all night. Prying them away from their personal lives can be a challenge. And then there's our younger kids who have aliens to blast, and levels to beat in their latest computer game craze. And we can't forget about the tremendous amount of homework to be done.

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by: Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities

Homework Tips for Parents for Children with Learning Disabilities

Homework Tips for Parents for Children with Learning Disabilities

1. Show an interest in your child's homework assignments. Ask about the subjects and the work to be done.

2. Be a role model -- take the opportunity to read a book or newspaper while your child studies. Reading together helps create a learning atmosphere.

3. Teach your child how to be organized. Be sure he or she keeps a homework assignment book.

4. Eliminate as many distractions as possible during study time.

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Assigning and Charting Chores

Systems for assigning chores

Assigning and Charting Chores

When you're assigning tasks, you might choose to simply rotate responsibilities, you might decide to give each child (and adult, too) an area of responsibility, or you might do both. There are advantages to each approach (but I suggest you try number 3!):

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Setting Deadlines for Teens

Setting Deadlines for Teens

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A study conducted by Dr. Laurence Steinberg of Temple University revealed that a higher incidence of anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and alcohol abuse was found in children of overindulgent families than in children from homes in which parents set consistent boundaries and responsibilities. Taking on household responsibilities really is good for children!

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Chores and Children

Getting the job done

Chores and Children

By Patricia Sullivan
Brought to you by the National PTA&reg.

Many parents cajole, beg, or even bribe their children to help out around the house and still end up with a lawn that needs mowing, a sink full of dirty dishes, unmade beds, and a pet dog barking to go out for a walk. How can parents get the real result they're looking for: children who do their chores without being reminded or reprimanded?

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Dividing Up Chores

Make a chore chart

Dividing Up Chores

Times have changed. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the traditional division of labor, which includes the man working full-time outside the home and the woman taking care of the house. But now, many women also work outside the home and are still forced to continue taking care of all the household duties. However, it's very important to take into account your outside obligations when dividing up the household chores.

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Updated: April 7, 2020

How Parents Can Support Their Teens During Social Distancing

How to deal with quaranteens during quarantine

Teenagers thrive on social interaction with their peers and they have a strong desire for independence. The teenage years are a time when parents walk the line between letting their children become their own person and setting limits where it’s necessary for their safety and overall well being. But now that many cities and states have a stay-at-home order, parents are forced to keep their kids at home almost all the time, and some teens really struggle to accept this.

More: How FOMO Impacts Teens

10 Tips for Living in Peace with Your Preteen

10 Tips for Living in Peace with Your Preteen

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

The explosive preteen
They can be temperamental and unpredictable -- one wrong move could set them off. Living with a preteen can sometimes feel like a walk through a minefield. How can you keep the peace and still make sure that homework and chores get done? Here are 10 tips that can help.

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Have You Done Your Chores?

Have You Done Your Chores?

By the age of four, your child should be making at least a small contribution to the family as a whole. Assigning—or better yet, letting your child choose—a job to do around the house reinforces the value of cooperation: of working together to achieve common goals. Chores also help your child move beyond self-centeredness.

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Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?

Homework may be hard to handle for kids, and it certainly is for grownups. We all want our kids to do well, and it's often hard to take the long view, let the child figure it out, and avoid rescuing her. In other words, parents tend to help (or even do) their children's homework in a misguided effort to help them succeed in school. In their book, 7 Strategies for Developing Capable* Students: *Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful, H. Stephen Glenn and Michael L.

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Recognizing Effects of Stress on Girls

Stress in middle school

Recognizing Effects of Stress on Girls

With nervous energy skyrocketing, the girls of this generation need the adults in their lives to do far more than in the past. Along with general understanding and support, they need voices of reason to counteract both the stress-inducing messages they get from this culture and the demoralizing, self-defeating beliefs some of them persist in telling themselves.
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Making Time for Arts & Crafts

Making Time for Arts & Crafts

You may be wondering when you're going to do all these arts & crafts when you're running to soccer games, trying to get the laundry done, rushing to finish a project for your boss on time, and struggling to get a meal on the table every night.

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Finding a System for On-Time Payments

Know thyself

Finding a System for On-Time Payments

You've heard the expression, "Time is money," perhaps from a boss who doesn't believe in lunch breaks. Indeed, this saying is typically used to motivate others, not oneself, but it's worth internalizing. It becomes much more palatable when you're using it for your own benefit, not that of a company that gives you too little of both time and money to begin with!
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Postpartum Depression

Symptoms of PPD

Postpartum Depression

Baby Doctor

If depression persists and has a negative impact on your appetite and your ability to sleep, or if it leads to feelings of apathy, hopelessness, suicidal urges, or urges to harm your baby, get professional help immediately! Such profound and lasting depression not only represents a threat to you, but will also adversely affect your relationship with your baby and may interfere with his development.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Avoiding an Overbooked School Year

Avoiding an Overbooked School Year

The Familiar Fall Scene

"Mom, I have soccer practice twice a week this year," announces 11-year-old Allison. And I think I'm going to make jazz band. Oh, and I want to keep up my sax lessons and take piano." As she chatters away, your heart sinks and your blood pressure rises. Another overscheduled school year's about to begin.

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by: Katy Abel

Allowance in Exchange for Chores?

Allowance in Exchange for Chores?

trash cashTrash Talk

Take out the papers and the trash!
Or you won't get no spending cash...

Remember that old ditty from the Fab Fifties? Half a century later, it's the ''home rule'' in many households.

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Getting Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Make it easy

Getting Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Cleaning is not an intuitive skill. Nobody is born knowing how to attack a messy room and turn it to serenity. Few of us can effectively wield a broom, dust pan, or dust rag without a lesson or two—and a lot of practice. Making beds takes time. Here are some suggestions for making clean bedrooms possible, and defusing the dust bombs.

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by: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.

How to Give Directions

How to Give Directions

These tips for parents will help your child understand and follow through on your instructions.

Get your child's attention directly before giving directions. This means face-to-face and direct eye-contact (not just calling out what you expect your child to do).

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Updated: April 22, 2022

Is It Ever Okay to Leave Your Kids in the Car?

is it okay to leave kid alone in car

There are many things our parents did 30 years ago that would have them reported to the Department of Child and Family Services if they were to do it today. Sometimes I fondly think back to my childhood of freely riding my bicycle in the neighborhood for hours on end or being left home alone at a really young age. As a mom of two young children, I shudder at the thought of my own kids doing some of the things I myself did.