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Save your sanity this summer: Make a contract with your kids

From Positive Parenting Solutions founder and TODAYMoms contributor, Amy McCready -- The summer contract: Making summer a vacation for everyoneKeep it simpleEach child gets his/her own contract. Everyone helps! Encourage good use of downtimeLet the contract deliver bad news — and goodSet firm summer bedtimesGet buy-inPost your summer contract and be consistentNote: See a Summer Contract template

From Positive Parenting Solutions founder and TODAYMoms contributor, Amy McCready -- The summer contract: Making summer a vacation for everyoneKeep it simpleEach child gets his/her own contract. Everyone helps! Encourage good use of downtimeLet the contract deliver bad news — and goodSet firm summer bedtimesGet buy-inPost your summer contract and be consistentNote: See a Summer Contract template you can use or adapt for your family.Amy McCready is the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and mom to two boys, ages 12 and 14. Positive Parenting Solutions teaches parents of toddlers to teens how to correct misbehaviors permanently without nagging, reminding or yelling. For free training resources, visit: www.PositiveParentingSolutions.comVideo: Are you raising a spoiled child?Five secrets to stop the entitlement epidemic