Summer means that school’s out, but that doesn’t have to stop your kids from learning a thing or two. Teach your kids how to do simple chores this summer, and make sure that they see the fun side of acquiring new knowledge and skills. When summer boredom strikes, consider chores as an alternative way to entertain your children. Learning chores will not only teach them important practical skills, but it will also make them learn values such as discipline and responsibility.
(First published Good Housekeeping Magazine, Features section as "Just for Kids" in March 2009; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by babe_kl via Flickr Creative Commons)