Do you need your kids to do chores??
I know i sure do! I have found that making chores fun and having visual or tangible evidence of chore completion for the kiddos is key to making it battle free. Now, I am not saying that we need to pay our kids, or give them something every time they do a task, but having motivation and working towards a goal really goes a long way.
I am going to let you in on a little secret: We don’t call them chores in our house!! We call them responsibilities! Because really that’s what they are right, family responsibilities. Everyone has a responsibility to be part of the family. My hubby goes to work to provide, takes out the trash, keeps the cars running. I shop and cook for the meals, clean the clothes, am a taxi for all the activities. These are our responsibilities, so naturally the kids should have them as well. The kids responsibilities are obviously not as weighty as mine and my husbands, but they are just as important to keeping the family moving along the right path, and giving them responsibilities helps teach them that they need to be active contributors to our family and to the world in general.
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