Looking for a few good bits

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Registered: 07-29-2004
Looking for a few good bits
Sun, 10-24-2004 - 8:37pm
Hey all! I love reading that my kid are normal and someone else is pulling hair out over the same issues that we have! I'm curious to know if any of your 10-11 year olds have "special" privileges over younger siblings? My kids are all close (20 months between each kiddo) and I'm seeing that my middle (10-11 year old) is needing some more "grown up" things. Any suggestions? She shares her room with a younger (8 1/2 year old) sister. Looking forward to hearing from you! L
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Registered: 05-06-2004
Mon, 10-25-2004 - 12:48am
My daughter gets a little more allowance and is allowed a bit more "freedom" than her brother who is almost 7. She gets to answer the phone, babysit our 7 month old for pay at times, and use a sharp knife when helping me in the kitchen. There are other things, but we just don't make a big deal of them most of the time. She is expected to help a lot more around the house and with her baby sister. We have always put them to bed at the same time. Oldest DD just stays up reading for a while longer.


DD 6-94

DS 2-98

DD 3-04

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Registered: 06-08-2004
Mon, 10-25-2004 - 2:18pm

I've been thinking about this for a bit- since I had to walk away for awhile after my initial readthrough.