From flies to mosquitoes, wasps, mice and more, there seems to be no end to the list of critters and pests trying to take up residence in your home. Some may be drawn into the house because of a food source, and others may be trying to seek shelter from unpleasant temperatures, rain or something else.
There are so many things that children need to know as they grow up. It can seem overwhelming as their parent, especially when it comes to teaching them to be safe and responsible. Here are a few areas that you should be focusing on.
There is much talk about how to define a chore that perhaps you pay money for a child to do, versus an actual responsibility which is more about teaching necessary life skills. When you’re trying to figure out what jobs will be assigned and what duties will be everyday responsibilities, it’s important to think about the difference between the two. Today I’m showcasing the differences between jobs and responsibilities, the way they work in our family. Maybe it helps you assign jobs and responsibilities to your children.
There’s nothing quite like coming in from playing in the snow and warming up by standing over or under one of the vents for your HVAC system. In many ways, it’s like a warm hug from your house to you. Ensuring those vents stay clean, then, is an integral part of regular winter maintenance, to provide plenty of air can come through and keep your home nice and warm.
Opening a bank account for your child is an event that’s often overlooked, but it’s important to help tomorrow’s leaders learn how to manage their money and finances well.
Developing good money habits early on will keep them on the right path in the future.
Knowing when and where to open a child’s bank account puts them on the road to lifelong financial success. Here are a few tips when looking to get your child’s first bank account started.
Many people don’t realize the amount of work it takes for a household to run efficiently. It takes teamwork. Expecting one person, such as mom, to do everything, is unrealistic. It is vital to teach kids the importance of doing chores early on. You don’t want them to grow up being dependent upon someone to take care of them. It teaches responsibility and giving back to others.
By not teaching kids early on in life how to do chores, it sets them up to have a limited ability to function. They won’t be able to relate to kids their own age. This can cause isolation, embarrassment, and can even lead to depression.
Allowance has been a topic of debate for years. Some parents feel that by giving a child money for their work, they will learn to value things. However, the concept of working hard isn’t always about the reward. It’s imperative to make sure you’re teaching your child the valuable lesson of working hard.
If you are a parent who feels obligated to pay your child for doing his/her chores, you might want to reconsider your actions. Your child has to learn that not everything we do comes with a reward and that our motivation for doing things should originate from a deeper place.
When discussing the difference between responsibilities and jobs for kids, it is defined rather differently than the adult world.
You see, parents set a list of specific responsibilities for kids that are expectations regardless of anything else. Responsibilities for kids could include being a good human being, cleaning up after themselves and just doing the everyday tasks that a human being should be responsible for, such as good hygiene.
Most parents would define a job for kids as something like cleaning the toilet or mowing the lawn. A job is something that goes up and beyond your everyday responsibilities.