parenting http://wvxu.org en ChoreMonster: Making Kids' Chores Fun http://wvxu.org/post/choremonster-making-kids-chores-fun <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a parent, I know that there are few tasks more frustrating than getting your kids to do their chores.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, with the development of this new app, mundane activities such as washing the dishes, taking out the trash or walking the dog can now become more like games.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="https://www.choremonster.com/" target="_blank">ChoreMonster</a></strong>, is an online system that allows kids to acquire ‘points’ every time they do a task.&nbsp; Those points can then be redeemed for various goodies. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a basic and simple reward system that just plain seems to work.</span><br> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:40:24 +0000 Jim Nolan 14251 at http://wvxu.org ChoreMonster: Making Kids' Chores Fun Author Kerry Reichs http://wvxu.org/post/author-kerry-reichs <p>Author <strong>Kerry Reichs</strong> talks with Mark Perzel about her second novel, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/What-You-Wish-Kerry-Reichs/dp/0061808148/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1346330792&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=kerry+reichs">What You Wish For</a>, which follows five individuals as they make decisions about building a family and the obstacles in the way. It explores issues facing single parents, unexpected parents, issues with fertility, and those who decide to not have children</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 04:45:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 3303 at http://wvxu.org Author Kerry Reichs Darth Vader and Son http://wvxu.org/post/darth-vader-and-son <p>Mark Perzel welcomes <strong>Jeffrey Brown</strong>, who has written and illustrated a charming book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Darth-Vader-Star-Wars-Chronicle/dp/145210655X/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1345126530&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=darth+vader+and+son"><strong>Darth Vader and Son</strong></a>, which takes an amusing look at what would happen if Darth Vader took an active parenting role with 4 year old Luke Skywalker</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:00:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 2600 at http://wvxu.org Darth Vader and Son