Sometimes being a grown-up is just no fun.
Sure there are perks, such as fabulous high heels and adults-only nights on the town, but the reality is that most of us have bills to pay, mouths to feed and homes to maintain. That's, um, not so fun.
Being a carefree child with no responsibilities was just so much easier, wasn't it?
At some point we all have to grow up -- just ask Kelly McCarron. Kelly, a member of the Cranberry Patch Moms Council, is trying to teach her young child accountability.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take on your questions (and ask them), give advice and share solutions.
Here's what Kelly had to say:
"I have fifth-grader who I am trying to teach school accountability and responsibility to. If I don’t specifically lead him through certain school tasks, I find that they don’t get done, or are done only partially.
"What are your suggestions for 'cutting the apron strings' and encouraging your kids to fly solo for certain things as they get older?"
What do you think Moms? Will teaching your children accountability at a young age help them throughout the rest of their lives?
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