Kids Can Clean, Too!

Written by Kathryn Weber

Thereís a pattern in American households thatís been emerging and itís harmful for kids. Kids have essentially gone from being contributors torepparttar household, to being waited on hand and foot. Too many moms see household duties as being outsiderepparttar 145824 realm of their childís responsibilities Ė and their ability. Itís not only sad, itís also untrue.

In fact, if kids are fully capable of contributing torepparttar 145825 mess of a house, why canít they be expected to contribute to its cleaning? The problem rests with moms. As mothers we often look at housework asrepparttar 145826 old saw ďif you want it done right, youíll have to do it yourself.Ē But, thatís defeating for everybody.

Kids quickly learn thatrepparttar 145827 ďauto-momĒ will handle allrepparttar 145828 messes, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and other household jobs if they can prove their incompetence. And Moms get something out of ďbeingrepparttar 145829 only oneĒ who cleansrepparttar 145830 toilet right, or foldsrepparttar 145831 towels like they do in department stores. But this has to stop. Otherwise, trying to keep home and hearth together will be a 24-hour-a-day job and weíll end up with children whoíll leaverepparttar 145832 home one day and not haverepparttar 145833 vaguest clue about how to handle household duties.

Haverepparttar 145834 expectation that kids will dorepparttar 145835 jobs youíve assigned them One ofrepparttar 145836 things that can underminerepparttar 145837 process of kids helping out aroundrepparttar 145838 house is a parentís expectation that they wonít do it. Expect that they will dorepparttar 145839 jobs, check on their progress, and assign appropriate rewards and consequences torepparttar 145840 job, and itís amazing how well kids will perform.

Parents have to realign their minds that kids are fully capable -- and often willing -- to participate inrepparttar 145841 running ofrepparttar 145842 household andrepparttar 145843 housekeeping that goes with it. As an example, if you asked your son to take outrepparttar 145844 trash before dinner, removerepparttar 145845 videogame privilege until itís done. Yes, it is easier to just do it ourselves, but thatís not practical and it sets a bad example, showing kids that inrepparttar 145846 real world, thereís someone there to clean up after you. As anyone will tell you,repparttar 145847 real world demands that you pick up after yourself. However, not all kids are ready for every household task.

The stuttering/stammering DVD

Written by Stephen Hill

Author: Stephen Hill from The How To Stop Stammering Centre


I have produced a DVD on which I describe visuallyrepparttar techniques I teach onrepparttar 145773 one to one speech courses and explain how to implement them, to make them a natural part ofrepparttar 145774 persons speech.

This is for people who are unable to attendrepparttar 145775 course and is a way of creating a situation similar torepparttar 145776 course where people can watch me visually explainingrepparttar 145777 techniques etc.

This DVD lasts for approximately one hour and there is additional information compared torepparttar 145778 course notes.

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