CHAPTER 1: SETTING THE GOALS -- offers some guidelines for determining what skills you want to teach your children to be independent and successful adults...including:

CHAPTER 2: KNOWING THE LEARNING SEASONS -- divides your child's life into "seasons" and discusses the appropriate skills to be taught during each...including:

CHAPTER 3: GETTING THE FAMILY TOGETHER -- provides concrete suggestions for including your entire family in housework and home maintenance tasks...including:

CHAPTER 4: ASSIGNING THE JOB WITH CHARTS -- talks about the many advantages of chore charts, several different methods you might use, and how to implement them in your family...including:

CHAPTER 5: TEACHING THEM HOW TO WORK -- discusses all the things required for a child to successfully learn and implement a new skill...including:

CHAPTER 6: GIVING POSITIVE FEEDBACK -- describes the requirements for a successful and constructive critique of your child's performance...including:

CHAPTER 7: OFFERING INCENTIVES AND REWARDS -- explains the many reasons for providing a reward for a job well-done, and describes several ways you can praise your child's efforts...including:

CHAPTER 8: PROVIDING LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES -- provides some concrete criteria for determining if a consequence is appropriate for to the infraction...including:

CHAPTER 9: ORGANIZING THE BEDROOM -- offers several guidelines for creating an organized sleeping and living environment for your kids...including:

CHAPTER 10: MANAGING MONEY -- designed to help you make smart decisions, and in turn teach your kids to make smart decisions, about money...including:

CHAPTER 11: EVALUATING -- lays out the rules for effectively judging your child's work...including:

CHAPTER 12: 401 WAYS TO GET YOUR CHILD TO WORK AT HOME -- offers 401 different motivational tips and practical organizing techniques for every area of your home, and your child's life...including:

APPENDIX A: HELPING THE CHILD GET ORGANIZED FOR SCHOOL -- tips and checklists for assisting your child with study habits, organizing school supplies, and time management skills for school

APPENDIX B: HELPING THE CHILD BEGIN COOKING -- tips and checklists for assisting your child with basic food preparation and meal planning skills

APPENDIX C: HELPING THE CHILD KNOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND CITY -- tips and checklists for assisting your child with mapping, learning directions, and safety issues

APPENDIX D: HELPING THE CHILD EXPLORE AND PLAN A CAREER -- tips and checklists for assisting your child with deciding what they want to do for a living and begin exploring job options