Dear AdviceMama,How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores? I have tried everything except spanking. I do not believe in physical punishment at all for any reason. Thanks. Signed, Wanting Help! Dear Wanting, ...How do I get my 7-year old daughter to stop trying to get out of chores?
A little communication may go a long way toward improving your family life. Credit: Getty If you feel like you spend most of your precious time at home arguing and yelling at everyone around you, you may be right. Communication betwe...Talking about something other than the kids' schedules and grocery lists might help your marriage.
Mom does dishes while Dad plays games? Oh, no, they didn't! Credit: Corbis
All you fathers out there will want to pay special attention to this study.Researchers at The Ohio State University say kids are better off when mothers cha...Now dads have an excuse (other than being lazy slobs) for getting out of changing poopy diapers.
An allowance can teach kids a lot about money. Credit: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty ImagesGiving kids an allowance has long been associated with also giving them chores, but some say tying a regular sum of money to rewards or punishments can be detri...Giving kids an allowance has long been associated with also giving them chores, but some say tying a regular sum of money to rewards or punishments can be detrimental to a child's future financial health.
When men do housework, women weep with joy. Credit: Getty ImagesC'mon, ladies, you know what your man wants. It's what all men want. And they want it every day. They need it. It releases all their stress and makes them feel sooo good. Why not...Study: Men have certain "needs" in a relationship, like the need to mop floors and do laundry.
Division of labor can be a big sore spot for many couples. Credit: Getty ImagesIf we really did as much around the house as we think we do, we'd all have squeaky-clean homes, well-stocked pantries and perfectly-coordinated schedules. As it tu...Moms, dads say they do more chores than they get credit for.
We're all looking for ways to simplify our lives, do more activities together as a family, and to make our homes happy and productive spaces. Heidi Girvan, a former primary-school teacher and mother of three young children, did more than just organiz...
Routines are the glue that stick together the hours and activities in our days. On a good day, Cabin Fever only has to remind her children to do things once. (On a day of amazing fabulosity, I'd never have to remind anyone of anything at all; but tha...
Right about now your husband and children may be waking up to the fact that Sunday is Mother's Day, and they're kicking themselves because they've (once again) waited to think about how to make the day special for you. Across the country, family m...
Co-bathing with your kid: When does it become inappropriate? The advice seems to be that it's time to stop when either one of you feel weird about it. -- MomLogic Parents have the Snuggie, now babies have their own version of the wearable blanket ...
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