How to Get Kids to Help Out With Chores

When it comes to household chores, most kids want nothing to do with them. Yet, as a parent, don’t lose all hope! All it takes is a little enthusiasm and creativity to urge your children to help out around the house. Changing the way you approach chores will help make it easier to get the rest of your family on board. They may be called chores, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun!
 
Assign Chores by Age
If you have a bigger family, divide chores by age to help make each child feel special. When they are given a responsibility that is solely there own, chances are they’ll take it more seriously.
 
Make It a Dance Party
Turn up the music and encourage your children to be silly while completing the chores. Let them choose their favorite CD to dance around to. Just because most chores involve cleaning, doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little fun, too!

Turn It Into a Game
Make chores fun by turning them into a game for your children. Try timing them and offering prizes for fastest cleaner. Also, consider awards for best job in order to avoid a fast, not so clean results.
 
Offer Incentives
Whether it be money or a day out at their favorite activities, incentivize your children in order to have them cooperate with chores. Having the idea of a reward may make them more apt to help without complaining.
 
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Tags: Chores, How-To, Tips and Tricks, Housework, Cleaning

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