This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
SanTan FAMILY FUN Chores Chores from Page 1


no one enjoys doing, with dollar amounts next to them,” says Lucas. “These can be utilized to earn extra money when they want to get something they are saving toward.”


Getting started, following through Parents can get started teaching children about chores and responsibility by having realistic expectations about the process. It’s important to explain what’s expected, offer constructive guidance, but not be overly involved or micro-manage kids’ every move. This begins with assigning age-appropriate tasks children can handle, then setting a good example and trusting them to do a good job.


“Never expect anything from your child that you wouldn’t expect from yourself,” suggests Lucas. “Be the best role model you can be because your children are going to do what you do more often than they will do what you say. Don’t make chores more complicated than they have to be, and give them a time frame to get it done.” Part of teaching children to be productive members of the family is having them take charge of their duties and complete them on schedule. Parents should avoid constantly


getting after kids to do their chores and must hold them accountable when they fall short. “Never remind your kids to do anything they know they are supposed to do,” Lucas recommends. “Reminders do not help children at all. The more we remind them, the less likely they will remember on their own. When a child is old enough to make a choice, he or she is old enough to suffer the consequences. If they forget and blow it, and then have to deal with the consequences. They will learn to remember, which will better prepare them for the real world.”


Miriam Van Scott of Kerby Estates is a freelance writer and Chandler transplant from the Washington, D.C. area. She can be reached at Miriam@SanTanSun.com.


July 2011 5


BBQs, Beaches & Better Grades


Summer is a great time to catch up and get ahead! In our relaxed, homework- free environment, Mathnasium enables kids to focus on what they need the most. Call me today to find out about summer at Mathnasium!


Sonal Arora Director, Mathnasium of Ocotillo 4015 S. Arizona Ave., #2, Chandler, AZ 85248 Learn more at mathnasium.com


We are Math Specialists. Mathnasium is a learning center in your neighborhood where kids go to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in Math. The Mathnasium Method was developed over 30 years of hands-on instruction.


Mathnasium is Tutoring that Works Sophisticated assessments shape a cus- tomized learning program for each stu- dent. At each lesson, passionate, spe- cially-trained instructors provide one-on- one teaching to ensure success.


Call Today! (480)895-6700


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76