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      My children (both girls) are 17 and 13…have never had a problem with

      them on work. I started them at 2, to “help” me and put things away.

      Lots of verbal praise, reinforcement of what was great about the

      activity they accomplished. Then as time went by, I would ask if they

      could do more. As the children got older, we created a list of what

      chores I paid for and what I didn’t. Every month, usually, the last

      friday of every month – we took money to the bank. The kids are

      savers. When we went to the store, we talked about what we saw – their

      uses, I would ask their opinion on an item – so they were active. So

      they were always an active participant, it was a good game. I never

      wanted them to hate the four letter word – work. My extreme in my

      life, with my mother and I would hear this every day: You’re not a

      woman if you don’t know how to cook or clean. Not going to get in this

      vain, but I choose a happy medium for my girls. All I know that asking

      their opinion, getting their creativity and asking for their help and

      being firm on what was expected of them, worked for us.

      Nancy Calos-Nakano, Seattle.

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