As a parent do you often feel like a broken record? Do you ask your kids to do things only have them to "forget"? Or they remember to do what you ask them but do a lousy job? I have nagged, begged, pleaded, yelled, cried and punished my kids. Nothing has worked. Until Skype!
I send them messages. They usually show "offline" but I am on to that. (Trying to hide from me.) After they answer me I tell them what needs to be done. Instead of going to check their job over and over again until I am satisfied I now just get them to turn their Skype Cam on and I check their work that way. All from comfort of my chair! No yelling, no frustration. Just sitting. Even my status says, Ruling the house from the comfort of my laptop.
Poor parenting? Damn rights it is but it works and it saves me a lot of grief. And the kitchen has never been cleaner!