We’d all like our children to be considerate, hard working and happy to help others. We’d especially like them to be willing to help out with the chores. Maybe we also hope they’ll be generous, to go beyond what they have to do, to be self-giving without counting the cost.
But this doesn’t just happen because we desire it. Most of us have got frustrated at one time or another because our kids don’t want to help around the house.
So what’s the answer? Obviously, we have to do something. Do we draw up chore rosters or put together a reward system? Could we make a game out of chores? Do we threaten to take away privileges if our kids fail to do their work? Or do we get fed up with the whole situation and yell: “I want you to help and I want you to help right now!”
Or perhaps there’s another answer to the chore problem.
I explore the topic of chores in my video, An Answer to the Chore Problem.
I hope you’ll watch and then stop by and share your thoughts on how to encourage kids to help with the chores!