Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Raising the Stakes

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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? Continue reading

February 22, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment

How to Encourage Siblings to Work Together With Chores

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How to Encourage Siblings to Work Together With Chores
It’s a winning combo: Happy kids and a clean house

Article Excerpt:

Siblings learning how to work together on daily chores can create family bonds that will last a lifetime. (Not to mention what that will do for your sanity!) Dividing chores fairly is a start.

“Statistics suggest that over 50 percent of parents assign chores equally amongst their children, which also means that almost 50 percent do not, and so conflict about chores may be a critical issue in these families,” says Dr. Holly Parker, psychotherapist and associate professor of psychology at Harvard University. Continue reading

December 14, 2012 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | Leave a comment