Want your child to succeed in school? Rename these 8 household chores

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  • YouAreKidding Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2014 1:12 p.m.

    This sounds just like all the nonsensical jibberish that is floating out there about "making yourself feel good." My parents expected me to: proofread my work, take care of my body, be organized, give my best effort at getting good grades, make myself look good, wash the dishes, do my homework and be true to my friends. Now, the author suggests we give our kids an allowance for doing things that used to be expected of us as kids. This is just as dumb as common core and the current socialist welfare state. We incentivise our kids to do less than what they are capable of and then pay them for doing less.

    Don't dumb down the chore list. Teach kids to excel at EVERYTHING they do. Only when we show our children that it is possible for them to do better in every aspect of their lives, will they start recognizing ways to stretch themselves. Why does the carrot always have to be the almighty dollar? What happened to doing your best simply for the satisfaction of a job well done.

    Sorry Herb, but these ideas fall way short on the "help my kids do better" meter.