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 31, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 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 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

Contents

Knowing the Learning Seasons
20
Getting the Family Together
29
Assigning the Job with Charts
44
Teaching Them How to Work
69
Giving Positive Feedback
91
Offering Incentives and Rewards
103
Providing Logical Consequences
121
Organizing the Bedroom
136
Managing Money
152
Evaluating
169
to Work at Home
187
Helping the Child Get Organized
222
Helping the Child Know
232
Index
241
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About the author (2003)

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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