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Helping Kids Do Their Chores

Helping Kids Do Their Chores

Do your kids help around the house?  Willingly?!

Or is it a battle zone with lots of shouting, resentment and frustration?

I’m a big fan of my kids helping around the house.  I want our family to be one where we all contribute & support each other in the day-to-day activities.

But I’m not really a fan of those lists of jobs that our children ‘should’ be doing by certain ages:

  • Firstly they make me feel inadequate that I haven’t got my kids doing all of those things (I know – nothing can ‘make’ me feel anything, but you get my drift!).
  • And secondly – they feel too prescriptive and I feel a certain heaviness around them (I also hate internet lists of things I ‘should’ be doing too)

I’ve struggled with trying to stay connected with my kids whilst getting them to do jobs.  I’ve ranged from being shouty & forceful – to giving up & doing everything myself.  Neither of them were satisfying or helpful for anyone.

So how can we stay connected, share the load and help our kids to be willing to help around the house?

That’s the topic of this week’s video!



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