Sometimes I think that animals have it so lucky because their offspring shoots out of the womb with the ability to walk and, in the case of baby sharks, find their own food! I don't want to be a shark or anything, but there are times that I feel a twinge of jealousy. Liam has been easy to make a self-starter: he folds his own clothes and puts them away; he sets the table; he's still at the age where helping is cool. Ewan thinks helping is akin to ruling the world and is incredibly gung-ho about it whereas Liam is beginning to catch on to our devilish plan. The problem is that Ewan's desire to help and do things for himself has a lifespan of three seconds and bribes don't work. So the question is: how do you raise independent kids?
How do you teach your kids to be independent?
Dana asks: "Thanksgiving Traditions: Yours or Your Mother's?"