Art's Chili Pepper

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What has having a big family taught you about motherhood?

What tips do you have for meal planning?

How do you get your children involved with chores? Please share what age these tips are appropriate for.

What should every child know by the time he or she starts first grade?

Kathleen Wachter

So many people are worried about their kids knowing their ABC's and 123's before they get to school. However, if you really want to make a teacher happy, I think you should teach them to sit quietly, to respond respectfully, to be obedient and treat their teacher and class mates as they would like to be treated. If children know these things, teachers can focus on their job, teaching ABC's and 123's instead of having to wasted time, effort, patience and energy on discipline issues. Just a thought.
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