7 Important House Rules for Teenagers (and How to Make Sure They’re Followed)
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7 Important House Rules for Teenagers (and How to Make Sure They’re Followed)

Creating and enforcing house rules for teenagers doesn’t need to be a battle. Here are seven important rules to consider and strategies to ensure your rules are followed. Teenagers may believe they’re mature enough to do just about anything on their own. Parents know that’s far from realistic. In fact, it won’t be until the…

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6 Tips for Teaching Responsibility to Children: a Step-by-Step Guide

Most kids aren’t naturally responsible and need to be taught. Here are six tips for teaching responsibility to kids.  If you’re like most parents you’ve probably dreamed of a world where your kids are more responsible: They pick up their toys without reminders Consistently place their laundry in the hamper instead of the floor Brush…

5 Tips to Get Your Kids To Clean Their Messy Room
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5 Tips to Get Your Kids To Clean Their Messy Room

Getting kids to clean their messy room doesn’t need to be a constant battle. These five tips can help. Slowly you open the door to your child’s bedroom, bracing yourself for what’s beyond. As expected, clothes and socks cover the carpet, the bed is unmade, books and papers are strewn across the desk, and you…

21 Family Bonding Activities to Strengthen Your Family’s Connection
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21 Family Bonding Activities to Strengthen Your Family’s Connection

These twenty-one family bonding activities will bring your family together and build cohesion – often while having fun! It’s a modern-day scene: after work and school, your family runs around to kids activities, errands, quickly eats dinner, the kids complete their homework, and before you know it, it’s bedtime. Research shows that a strong parent/child…

6 Tips for Holding a Successful Family Meeting + Mistakes to Avoid
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6 Tips for Holding a Successful Family Meeting + Mistakes to Avoid

Family meetings build connection and closeness, teach kids life skills, and can be parents’ secret tool to encourage kids to be more cooperative. Here’s everything you need to know to start and run a successful family meeting. “We agreed upon it at our family meeting,” my friend explained when I asked how she gets her…

How to Raise Responsible Kids – Not Just Obedient Ones
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How to Raise Responsible Kids – Not Just Obedient Ones

Help your kids develop a sense of personal responsibility.  This post contains affiliate links, see my Disclosure Policy. True story: back in my early 20s I thought kids’ behavior could be entirely controlled by parents. OK, so maybe I wasn’t quite that clueless, but not far from it… Why are kids so noisy in stores?, I…