If you have kids and they have responsibilities around the house — chores — I bet you have come across the whines and complaints. No one likes to do things that they don’t want to do, but teaching our kids responsibility and taking ownership over their items is important in learning.
I started late with giving my kids house responsibilities and it was a struggle to get them to do their chores consistently. While I expect there will be from time-to-time some hesitation, I would much prefer them to just accept it and make it a part of routine.
There were 7 pitfalls I had when I first started introducing the idea of chores to the kids routine. I think had I avoided these in the first place, the transition to more responsibility would have gone a lot smoother.
Click through to read 7 pitfalls you want to avoid when trying to get your kids to do the chores:
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