As a parent with 3 children, you start to notice places where units of measurement appear.  You fill up a certain amount of gallons of gas into your car, you drive a certain speed limit, and your cookbooks call for specific amounts of ingredients.  As you form your argument, consider the pros and cons of staying with and switching from the current system of units.  How much would life change and how hard would it be to adapt to a change?  What challenges do you face with the current system of units?  Consider specifically how the English and metric system of units shape the lifestyle of parenthood.

Since you juggle a variety of tasks throughout your day, check out Household Weights and Measures and Everyday Units.

Herzogbr, . "Parenting Tips". . February 8, 2009. <>. 22 April, 2009.