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Author and Parenting Expert

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic (Tarcher) and the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions. She is also the author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time (Tarcher, 2011). A champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids, she reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online parenting course, web and print articles, live webinars, and media appearances. Amy is a frequent guest on the TODAY show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. Learn more here.

Here’s a gem of a question I hear weekly:  Should I pay my kids to do chores?  It doesn’t sound like a hard question to answer on the surface, right?  But what I’ve found is the topic is touchy and frustrating for a lot of parents.  The general consensus I hear is, “I get paid to work, so I should pay my kids to work around the house.”  Sure, that makes sense intellectually, but in real life? Not so much. 
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