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How to Get Your Kids to Help at Home: Raise Cooperative Kids (77 Ways to Parent Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Judy H. Wright

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We want our children to grow and prosper but we also want some cooperation and help in keeping the house and chores done. Our children may very well think that our only goal is to get them to clean the laundry room and keep them from going to the mall. But in a parent’s mind, we see our goal as raising a responsible, trustworthy human being who will be able to stand on his own tow feet in life. (It sure helps to have a clean laundry room, however.)

For all of us in learning to do new jobs, we not only need to learn the new skill, methods and equipment but the determination to stick with it and gain efficiency, speed and accuracy. We all need help and the only way our children can learn good work habits is with parental assistance, supervision and cooperation. This takes much longer than simply drawing up a job chart or pasting a star on a forehead. It takes patience, patience and more patience.

If we look at this time spent teaching our children how to work as an irritant, both the parent and child lose. However, if we look upon this time as working closely with a good friend to insure his life long success, it will be time well spent.

There is no harder occupation in the world than parenting. We receive little or no training for it and our children try very hard to convince us that we are doing it incorrectly.

Respect is a two way street. Parents must walk it with their children. But sharing the journey to a successful contributing life with someone you love is one of the real joys of parenting.

However, I am convinced that as parents we need to stop feeling so guilty when we fall short of our own and others expectations. We are all doing the best we can with the information and experiences that we have right now. The fact that you attend training sessions or buy books such as this indicates that you are trying to do better. Our goal should be to be a better parent today than we were yesterday and to maintain an atmosphere in the home where mutual respect, support and love are present.

Good luck and God bless. You do an important work.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 793 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Publisher: Artichoke Press, LLC; 1 edition (Dec 22 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Auntie Artichoke is a warm loving advocate for families Oct. 29 2012
By Bethany W. Loosli - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I have been privileged to be in many of Judy Wright's parenting classes. What you see is what you get. She is very non-judgmental and supportive of families all over the world. When I attend her classes or read her books, I know she will not preach and give me lots of guilt or theory, but sound practical advice.

Often our family just needs a little nudge or change in what we already do. It really makes me reassured when I realize we are on the right track but just need to commit to following through.

Thanks Judy for sharing your stories and experiences. Our family appreciates it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A few great ideas Aug. 4 2012
By N. Budden - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read this book and admit that I thought some of the points offered were unique and just might work. There is much wisdom in encouraging our children to do things for themselves because the future benefits far outweigh any cost it might have in the present. I intend to go through the guide again to come up with initial ideas to try in my house. The book had so many ideas that there was no way to remember them all so I'm sure to use it as a reference guide.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, compassionate, fun! May 3 2012
By L.T. - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I love Judy Wright's thoughtful, compassionate and fun approach to children and household chores. Her writing does a lovely job of inspiring parents to teach kids how to learn and grow (and still clean their rooms). Thanks, Judy, and for all your great writing at Artichoke Press!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars raising smart and kind kids Dec 6 2012
By tannero - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I actually got to listen to this amazing speaker last night at a training class for my daycare. Her thoughts and ideas were eye opening. What parent wouldn't want to learn more effective ways to deal with their children? This book has great tips and more for those of you who are eager to learn and have a open mind. This speaker has had many years of experience with raising her own children, and schooling on top of that...I would highly recommend this book to the parent who is ready to throw their hands up in the air and scream and also to those who are just looking for a better way!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Practical, Insightful And Useful Nov. 27 2012
By Stephan S Little - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Judy offers valuable insights that are practical, easy to implement and most importantly, that work!

What a difference it will make for you to have your kids happy to help out responsibly and with a smile on.

What a difference it will make for your kids to understand important principles like personal responsibility and consideration for others.

Good work. Buy it, read it, do it.

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