9 things to never say to your children (& why) 1. Leave me alone! 2. You're so... 3. Don't cry 4. Why can't you be more like your sister? 5. You know better than that! 6. Stop or I'll give you something to cry about! 7. Wait til daddy gets home! 8. Great job (be more specific) 9.
20 Chore Ideas for 7-Year-Olds -Teaching responsibility needs to start when children are YOUNG, when they WANT to help. It is well worth the time, and extra time it will take to teach, train and coach your little helpers. You will reap the rewards when they are older.
Fun idea: If you don't pick something up after one warning, this mom confiscates it and puts it in a "ransom box." The only way you can get it back is to draw a task from the envelope attached to the box lid. Her tasks are hilarious!
10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child. Pinner says: TRULY SOME OF THE BEST PARENTING ADVICE I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS. A MUST READ! ...That connection is also the only reason children willingly follow our rules. Kids who feel strongly connected to their parents WANT to cooperate.