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Labor Day: September

This can be a bittersweet holiday. The summer is winding down and kids are back at school, or soon will be. The true focus of Labor Day, however, is the world of work. Here are ways you and your family could bring back that focus:

  • Do your children really understand what you do for a living? Have they ever come to your place of work for a day? Perhaps you could arrange a visit. Talk to your older kids about their futures, as well. What kind of thought have they given to their chosen path?

  • Think about the various people who produce the goods and services you use every day. Take one product — bread for instance — and research all the people who contribute to that loaf of bread.

  • Talk about the household chores and whether everyone is doing his or her share. This may be the time to review your chore delegation and reminder system to see how it's working.

  • Visit some local businesses or factories that you and your children might not know that much about. Call and ask for a tour before you go. When you arrive back home, children can illustrate what they've seen or express their reactions in various ways.



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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crafts with Kids © 1998 by Georgene Lockwood. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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