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My ten-year-old doesn’t want to do his part. Dear Alison, We’ve got a debate in my house…kids and chores. What are your views? I understand and agree with both sides. 1. Let kids be kids while they can.  2. They should be doing chores to learn responsibility. Is there a happy balance? Our kids are between 2 and 10. The two-year old loves to help. Not the most productive but I never discourage her. I want my kids to view chores as something that just gets done because they are a member of this family. I don’t want chores to be a battle. How do I engage my oldest son in work around the house? Thanks, Jesse McTaskmaster Teaching Life Skills Dear Jesse McTaskmaster, Great questions we’ve debated in our home, as well. I’m glad to see this topic of chores being highlighted online in recent years, as important to…

Alison Smith Parent Coaching | 5 Simple Ways to Gain Cooperation 2

If only our kids would cooperate with us, our job would be so much easier, right? I get how frustrating it can be. I also know that if we are not careful how we gain their cooperation, we can create future problems for ourselves and our kids.

Alison Smith Parent Coaching | Daycare Distress 2

These last few weeks have been a big adjustment for our family, as I imagine it has for many others. We have had a major work change for…

Alison Smith Parent Coaching | Support?  What Support?! 2

Why you may not be getting the support you think you’re asking for. I’ve got a little something for you today that’s helpful even for the work world,…