GreenGem has an interesting post about her Wonderful Life. In this post she explains why she allows her young sons to jump on the couch and run around the house. She also explains how she does housework with her sons, including cooking and cleaning. Children learn a lot from such activities. I wish I had had the patience to allow my young sons to help me with the housework more often when they were young. This post also contains a very important message about control. Just in case someone should read my words without reading hers, I want to share this Gem:
Controlled kids become easily controlled adults, not self controlled adults.