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12 New School Year Resolutions

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Encourage Kids' Independence


Do yourself a favor this school year, Mom, and teach those kiddos to tackle some tasks themselves. Kindergarteners should be able to handle basic grooming — such as bathing and brushing their hair and their teeth — without your help. Older elementary school children should be a wiz at making sandwiches and handling their chores, and teens should be very self-reliant in the kitchen and in general. Anything that you can take off your plate and reasonably delegate will help your household run like a well-oiled machine.

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