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    How about a thread on parenting? Just curious what kinds of chores you make your kids do and stuff like that? Seems to be a bit of a battleground!
     
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    i was a tough mom....he did chores.....he made his own money....if he wanted 80 buck jeans....i would give him what i would spend on jeans....35 bucks and he had to make the rest....i love my son enough to make sure he has a reality base....simple as that...

    still no grandkids.....he is 29...the meter has been ticking for years now
     
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    I don't always know if i am being too tough or not tough enough. And, they are so busy with school and sports and so forth that there isn't a lot of time that i think maybe i shouldn't expect as much at home cuz we were not pushed 24/7 like these kids. And, yes sports and other extracurriculars are voluntary but i want them to do those things. So, what would you have a younger child doing at home versus a teen, etc?
     
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    Spare the rod and spoil the child...
     
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    I like to spoil my kids. The world is already there to slam you down. Home should be a soft place to fall. I want my kids to know they were loved above anything else. Of course, that doesn't translate to buying them whatever they want or do what they want. But, i guess what kind of daily, weekly chores would you expect? Do you have your kids doing their own laundry, cooking, etc? Or, more just cleaning their rooms or what? As for working for money, they don't have time with sports and school and music, etc. Again i want them to do those things and they don't need money cuz Grandma has been an endless supply to them and loves to hand them money all the time.
     
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    My kids are 8, 9 and almost 14.

    I think it's time for a chore list, they're wearing me out...my daughter is good about doing her bit, the older boy seems to be game...it's my youngest who is driving me BONKERS. Resistant to everything, and we're reaching critical mass.
     
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    I am just not organized enough for chore lists or to monitor it or whatever. And, i am not sure what to put on the list.
     
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    o when he was little.....martial arts..violin....i was all about him being a genius...he was not....he quit violin after the dressing up like elves .....well that just didnt go well....he refused to come out of the bathroom....

    baseball...skiing....climbing.....any sport he wanted to do
     
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    I'm not looking forward to broaching the chore list, but it's happening. I can't do everything. Armageddon may be right around the corner...
     
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    Oh I so hear you, lol...
     

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