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How to engage your children in household chores

Being a mother, housewife and working woman is not easy. Currently, majority remains the number of women working and do household chores with little help from other family members.

What can you do about this situation? It is essential to put an effort to instill equality since childhood, and that what we learn in childhood will become values ​​that guide us in our adulthood.

We must teach children a daily routine to help with things from home, from actions as simple as picking up the plate and put it in the kitchen, wipe the table or put things that have cluttered. This will make them more responsible and independent in the future.

Not all children are easy to convince when doing these tasks. If you encounter problems when trying to help your children, you can use a few tricks that will make it easy as this:

Make them understand that every good deed is rewarded at home. In this case, those who meet the assigned tasks (clear the table, put on pajamas and brushing teeth, etc.) Will be given a reward like favorite food, more time to play, a time watch cartoons and many others. This way they will willingly and gradually they will used to help at home seeing as normal.

Another way and one of the most used method is the punishment. That is, when he is threatened that if he does not do the assigned tasks, he gets a consequence. This method is fast and effective, but it is necessary that the child understands the value of what you are doing to be inculcated in the future, so it is best to properly explain the reason with him if possible.

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allen0187 wrote on August 15, 2014, 11:27 AM

Punishment rarely works IMO. Fear is never a good motivator. A reward system works just fine.

MegL wrote on August 15, 2014, 2:52 PM

I use the HouseFairy. She is VERY effective!