Chores are no fun no matter what your age is. A lot of kids will give a lot of resistance when it comes to completing a chore list. It is important to know that there are many benefits to having your kids do chores well beyond just a clean home. Unfortunately, some parents can’t find the right methods to get their children to really help with household chores. Two Ladies and a Mop are providing you some of the do’s and don’ts of kids’ chores so you can help them accept the task rather than fight back.
- Do use chores to help your kids stay more organized. Using fun stickers or markings when a chore is completed so the child can feel accomplished by marking their own task off the board could be a helpful tool for younger children.
- Do encourage your children to do chores at a young age. When your children start doing chores early, they earn a sense of accomplishment and independence. Toddlers need to start off by putting their toys away when they are done playing. As they get older, they can start loading and unloading the dishwasher, setting the kitchen table, feeding pets, etc. Teens can handle mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, and other more advanced chores.
- Do make chores enjoyable for all of your children. Find a fun way to incorporate games in your kids’ chores so they are willing to get them all complete.
- Don’t complain about doing household chores around your kids. All children learn from example.
- Don’t punish your kids into doing chores. They will consider chores as something you have to do when you are bad.
Remember, your kids are going to mimic the actions of their parents. Also encourage your children to help with chores from a young age. At the end of the day, everyone’s goal is to come home to a spotless and inviting home. If you need professional help getting your home spotless, call Two Ladies and a Mop today for a free in home quote.