Do your kids help with chores?
April 14, 2008 3:45pm CST
My husband and I have 5 kids between both of us (he had 2, I had 1 and now we have "ours"). My goodness, I can NOT keep up with them as far as the house cleaning. They are all pretty much of the age to help, but of course they dont do it like "mama" likes it done. Then they said, whats the use to even try it mama--its not good enough for you!" Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on getting them more interested in helping around the house. Thanks. :)
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14 Apr 08
My child is only 4 1/2. And she tries to be very helpful. She likes to help me put laundry in the dryer. She and her daddy set the table for dinner sometimes. It makes her wear a big smile. She picks up her clothes off the floor, and puts them in her hamper. Hopefully this is the start of good habits. As far as advice, I think I have learned from my hubby to be less picky. It isn't as important HOW the dishwasher is loaded only that it gets loaded..Maybe take notice of the efforts that are made..even if it isn't as you would do it. At the end of the day it's the time you spend together as a family..not if a bed has hospital corners when it's made. These are things my hubby says and I think he is correct.
14 Apr 08
Dont let on to them that it wasnt done well enough would be a good start! If its not done exactly how you like dont say that just thank them and maybe re do it later, they wont feel encouraged at all if they think what they are doing is not good enough praise is the key in making your children feel good enough about something they have done to want to keep doing it!