Essential Ways to Teach Responsibility

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. " - Denis Waitley

A boy sitting on a play turtle in a park, looking happyOh the joys of being responsible!  Many times, I have heard adults say they wish they could turn back time to become a child again.  The idea of having less stress, no financial obligations, and more free time to oneself, is quite appealing.  Having said that, I'm guessing that most people would agree that the benefits of being an adult are rewarding....responsibilities and all!  I would not change my life or the responsibilities involved in my life for anything.  I believe we can all gain useful knowledge from most life experiences...even the hard, sometimes not so fun, experiences

Camping with Kids - Tips and Tricks for Families

A picture of a lake, trees, and blue skies, where one may go campingCamping.  It's so much fun!  The fresh air, the crackling sound of the fire, the crisp lake water, the sound of birds chirping and kids laughing.  It can really be quite relaxing and rejuvenating.  It can also be a TON of work, disorganized, dirty and tiring.  So how do families (especially with young children) get through it, and want to do it again?  Keep reading to find out!

Crucial Chore Charts That Will Motivate Any Kid!

Are your kids in need of structure?  Charts may be the answer!

Behavior or Chore Charts for Kids

I was motivated to make these charts when Summer arrived and I realized my kids could use a bit more of structure in their routine.  I added some of our personal activities to the bottom of this Responsibility Chart and it's been working great!