Why We Don’t Reward Chores

Why We Don't Reward Chores

Personally, I hate doing chores. If someone paid me to do chores I don’t think it would make me any more likely to do them.  Sadly, chores are a necessary, if annoying, part of life.  Many families enlist things like chore charts, or other reward systems, to encourage children to do more chores.  We used […]

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7 Things to Know At Dance Performance Time

7 Things to Know at Dance Performance Time

Every June we have a week from hell.  It culminates in a beautiful pair of dance performances from our daughters, but it’s the longest week of the year. Our dance school, Kingston School of Dance, puts on an amazing end-of-year dance performance each year.  It’s even performed at the Grand Theatre – and the kids […]

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Easy Tips To Help Your Emergent Readers

emergent readers

*My posts may contain affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my business.* Every child is different.  I think that’s a bit of an understatement!  And it’s no more apparent than when your child gets […]

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What I Really Do When The Kids Are Away

This Canada Day weekend my mother-in-law took the girls to my sister-in-laws for a few days.  (Thanks Mary!)  In the past we’ve gone to Cornwall to meet up with them for part of the weekend (the part we don’t have to work) but we didn’t do that this year.  This year we had a long […]

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