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Raising the Stakes

Screen shot 2013-02-22 at 10.11.24 AMPublished February 2013: eHow Mom

Raising the Stakes: Bedtimes, Allowance and Responsibilities
Small Steps are Best When it Comes to Changing a Child’s Routine

Article Excerpt:

Establishing routines is key to running a well-oiled household. But, how do you know when it’s time to change things up, offer your children more freedom and step up the responsibilities of each family member?

“As children grow older, there are two possible pitfalls: letting them stay babies or trying to make them grow up too fast,” said Crystal Lutton, Arizona-based mom of five and author of “Grace-Based Living.” “Finding that balance of respecting them where they are is such an important thing.”

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– Shannon Philpott



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