Get Your Kid to Help with Chores - Ground Work

Laying the Groundwork

Explain why you are making her do the chore(s). No, it is not to torture her, whatever she may believe. It is to share the family work load, offer an opportunity to contribute to the family, help teach responsibility, and instruct in housekeeping skills.

Set up reasonable expectations. Don’t expect your two-year-old to peel vegetables for dinner (but also don’t assume that your five-year-old can’t). According to research, here’s what your youngster is capable of:


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