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7 Ways Working Moms Can Raise a Self-Driven Child

Teach your kids the art of tackling life’s little tasks—no nagging necessary.

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Just like you don't want to be micromanaged at work, your kid doesn't want to be micromanaged at home.

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You get home from work hoping for a little peace and quiet, or that your kids have their homework done, or have cleaned up … well, anything. Instead, it seems like minor chaos, and you snap at them, wondering why they can’t be more responsible. You both feel bad, frustrated and misunderstood. If only they would do, you think,

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