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Parenting Thoughts: Kids are Capable

Kids have been home all summer, and that means that nagging them to do the most basic of tasks is at an all-time high. “Load your dishes in the dishwasher,” is met with whiney protests of “Why!!!!?” Well Kid, so many reasons- I’m tired of cleaning up after you, I have 10,000 other things that need to get done, I’m not your maid….Unfortunately, they are unmoved by any of this reasoning which, frankly, is about me. Time to take it to a new level with a positive and very true spin that focuses on them: “Because you are capable and I believe in you.”

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