As parents, we are often reminded of the benefits of kids doing chores. It can teach them to take responsibility for their actions, how to allocate their time and the importance of being a contributing member of their family (their community). According to Parentline Plus giving children ‘must-do’ chores is great for self-discipline and for building their confidence.
With that in mind, it can be a HUGE stress for parents repeatedly asking kids to do chores and, sometimes, after repeated requests we decide to do them ourselves. Sometimes, we just need a fresh perspective. Try some of these creative ways to get kids to their chores and see how you go.
This last one was created by mum, baker and blogger Lynette on her blog, Crazy About Cakes. Lynn had grounded her children for being late for school and decided to use it to her advantage with amazing results. You can read more about it on her blog.
This worked out better than I could have ever imagined! My oldest son got right to work and earned his 500 points in one day. The other two are getting closer and working hard too! We had a nice dinner last night prepared by my son. I found super nice letters on my pillow last night, and my house is looking SO much better!
Well played, mum, well played.
Do these creative ways inspire you? What do you so to encourage your kids to do their chores?