This is the Maryland Week of the Working Parent, a few day set aside to recognize the role of parents in the state's work force and to help employers find practical approaches to work and family issues that affect their employees.
It's also a time to offer those parents a helping hand by sharing these Tips for Working Parents, developed by The Maryland Committee for Children, which is sponsoring the week. Today's tips focus on encouraging children to help at home.
Parents have so much to do and so little time in which to do it.
With support, children can help around the house. Here are some ideas for lightening your load:
* A child likes to feel that his help is important to a family. Letting him feel useful and share chores strengthens family ties.