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Is Your Teenager Entitled to an Allowance?

November 8th, 2016 Posted by family, parent publications, writing No Comment yet

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As a kid, I was enamoured with the idea of an allowance. In the 80s, there were plenty of happy families portrayed on television tossing the word allowance around casually. I think what I liked most about it was the idea that you could get paid once a week, or every two weeks, just by virtue of being a kid. It seemed like this was the norm for any happy well-adjusted family. I recall getting an allowance now and again—my parents would start a system that would work for a few months, and then inevitably it would fall off the rails. Somehow, I imagine our haphazard approach to pocket money was the norm rather than the exception. And let’s just say, my money-management skills later in life certainly seemed to follow suit… (more…)

Make Mealtimes Matter with Your Busy Teenagers

April 7th, 2014 Posted by family, parent publications, Photography, writing No Comment yet

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If you are like our family, everyone in your household is running in different directions at mealtimes. The kids have lessons, husband is working and for me, there are often things to attend around the dinner hour. However family mealtimes have always been something that we have tried to implement; especially now with busy teenagers that will be moving on soon. (more…)

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