How to get kids to love chores

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How to get kids to love chores

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Calling jobs chores is probably the first thing that I would cut from the vocabulary at your house. Getting kids to feel responsible and helpful will actually encourage them to want to help. And you will find that using different terminology will actually encourage kids to want to participate and be involved, especially if those jobs are things that you do together. Even if you have a dishwasher you can still take turns. One can wash, the other can dry. If you both take the garbage out together, or just simply using this activity as a way to connect with your children, rather than sending them off to do something that of course nobody really likes to do.

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Sondra Santos Drahos

Educator & Blogger

In 2007, when Sondra Santos Drahos was a single mom, she became a Certified Parent Educator and founded Happy Healthy Hip Parenting.  She is a Parental Advisor at Parental Wisdom and has been heard on NPR’s The Takeaway. She was included in the Nielsen’s list of Top 50 Power Moms in 2009. She is dedicated to Honoring Families, Supporting Parents, and Enriching Relationships. She lives in Solana Beach, California with her husband and two sons.

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