Did you ever hear this phrase from your dad while you were growing up? Growing up in a small Midwestern rural farming community as I did, it seems like I heard this at least once a week. This phrase ranked right up there along with, “If you aren’t using a light, turn it off!”
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From an early age, our kids had to earn money for big purchases and other items that were not in our family budget. As they worked a variety of odd jobs, we found that they gained valuable experience working with different types of people (some good bosses, others not so good), learned about managing their . . . → Read More: Ways For Kids To Earn Money
It’s the middle of March now…in no way too early to start talking with your kids about summer jobs and your expectations for them in that regard.
And just because the economy out there is difficult and competition for teenager jobs is high, that is absolutely no excuse not to get into the game! Welcome . . . → Read More: NFL: No Free-Loading This Summer
This is not about you, Mom or Dad! This is a golden opportunity for your child to learn something of the responsibilities for caring for another life. Can pets be a big inconvenience? Yes! Will your child miss out on invaluable life-lessons without having pets? Most likely.
Here is a story from my . . . → Read More: The Secret of Pet Ownership