Cell phone contract for teens, this is a great idea. Should be used before giving or allowing your preteen/teen to begin using a cell phone or laptop. Parents should always have access to all their electronic devices.
Are you sick of hearing "I'm Bored"? Check out this bright and fun Bored Jar. Half simple chores (designed for kids ages and half fun, imaginative play ideas, plus some blanks for you to fill in your own (based on your child's age and interests)!
reward system based on 'real world' -- kids earn chips for good behaviors and chores, then turn them in for things they want. they also lose chips for behaviors that aren't acceptable. (this is the chart I created for my little nanny-kids):
Make Your Own Chore Chart PLUS lots of other printable activities for kids
Sometimes it's good to listen. Really listen. To your kids. Take a moment to talk with your kids this week. Ask a few questions. You may be surprised at what you find out! I think this can apply even to adult children!