Years ago they told me that it would get worse as they got older. I couldn't imagine how that would be true. I had 4 small children that were very close in age and a husband that worked all the time. How could it get worse. Fast forward 15 or so years. It isn't worse at all but I do miss the days when Bear would let me hug him and Pooker asked for my opinion but now a days it is hard to get everyone where they need to be. I have resorted to this. If it isn't on the chalk board, it doesn't happen. . . Does it work? Yes it helps but it isn't magic. At least I know what I am up against when the day starts and people need to be everywhere at one time.