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"There's no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one." - Jill Churchill (plus a week's worth of great mother quotes!)

Do everything without whining, complaining or arguing. Every one has their own jar. Start off the week with a set amount of quarters in each jar. If they are caught whining or complaining, they lose a quarter. At the end of the week, they get the money that remains.

Words For Teenagers - 1959. Printing this when I have kids and putting it on the fridge.

Take Your Family from Frazzled to Focused - Positive Parenting Solutions

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids | Psychology Today

How to get kids to listen without YELLING! LOVE this!

THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! You do not get paid for chores because it's an expected part of being a family. Allowance is teaching children how to manage money. I have started this with the kids, the chore list doesn't get money but the commission chart does! There are different chores on each. AND she incorporates tithing and savings! Brilliant!

footprint art ladybug

restitution... Restitution consequences encourage personal responsibility and usually end with one child feeling cared for and the other feeling caring. This is a great read!

Write notes back & forth with your child. Leave it on their bed, when they have a chance, they write back and leave it on your bed. How neat would it be to have those notes to look back on? LOVE this idea

yes!!!! The Uh Oh Bucket - You left it out MOM picked it up She's got your stuff you're out of LUCK to get it back must do a CHORE again it is yours just like before - Love it!

32 Random Acts of Kindness to do with kids. i almost cried reading this and thinking how nice it would be to do all these things :)

As soon as your kids are capable of doing jobs, take the time to teach them to do the jobs and then gracefully hold them responsible to follow through! This is the Montessori way and it really works to build confident, responsible kids.