5 Techniques to Get Children to Do Their Chores  

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created by DreamLife4U2 2010-10-20 02:29:00 am

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1.Appeal to Their Motivation. Appealing to a child's self-interests - rather than explaining their duty or responsibility - is usually much more effective. http://www.infobarrel.com/5_Techniques_to_Get_Children_to_Do_Their_Chores

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submitted by DreamLife4U2 2010-10-20 02:29:00 am    


Letting your child or children know what is to be done and you expect it to be done is the way I got my 4 children to do their chores. Never had a problem. Now I have several grandchildren raised the same way, still no problems

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submitted by Boomerang 2011-08-27 07:54:09 pm    

Wow I guess this is much more cordial than the "threaten them" tip that I was thinking of. Seriously though, my wife and I have good consequences and bad consequences - and we try to have them work towards the good ones.

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submitted by landonpc 2011-08-16 11:27:05 am    

I think you're right on. Working with them to develop a relationship and understanding is key

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submitted by daniella100.5 2011-08-16 11:33:11 am    

I listed all house chores on a big wall chart. We all agreed on how many points each should get. Everyone in the house (inc. adults) had a column on the chart in which points were recorded. Children appreciate fairness and respond to it.

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submitted by WriteAngled 2011-08-16 12:20:20 pm    

Giving children ownership over the actions usually works because they understand that their actions/efforts are part of something bigger and they also learn to recognize that others depend on them. This is most often better than any threat or punishment.

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submitted by luisegonzalez 2011-09-13 12:41:10 pm    


What do you know about that?


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