401 Ways to Get Your Kids to Work at Home: Household Tested and Proven Effective! Techniques, Tips, Tricks, and Strategies on how to Get Your Kids to Share the Housework...and in the Process Become Self-reliant, Responsible Adults

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 1981 - Family & Relationships - 245 pages
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401 Ways to Get Your Kids to Work at Home is an essential book for busy parents who would like to get their kids to share the housework & chores and who would like a systematic program to ensure that their kids know all the basic living skills by the time they leave home at age eighteen. Among the topics it covers are:

-How (and when) to assign and teach specific jobs
-How to give positive feedback, incentives, rewards (or punishment)
-How to teach your child to organize his or her bedroom
-How to teach time and money and basic household skills; handing personal hygiene and clothing needs, cooking, nutrition, and shopping skills; exploring and planning a career
-Plus over 400 specific incentive/reward ideas (like charging a nickel for every sock Mom has to pick up)
-It works!

Whether your kids are toddlers or teenagers, you'll find immediately help and direction in Bonnie and Sue's enthusiastic, supportive advice.

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User Review  - AnnieHidalgo - LibraryThing

What I especially love about this book is the list of age-sorted charts, detailing at exactly what age your child is capable of doing x job. As a first-time mom, this was a very useful thing. And, as ... Read full review

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User Review  - junedodge - LibraryThing

I bought this book before I had a child - before I was even married. As a newly employed teacher, I could see there were holes in what I knew about being an adult - and I could see that the curriculum ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

Bonnie Runyan McCullough is a professional home-manager, lecturer, mother of five, and author of Bonnie's Household Organizer and Bonnie's Household Budget Book.

Susan Walker Monson, mother of four, is a professional teacher with an M.A. in educational psychology.

They both live in Lakewood, Colorado.

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