One of the challenging parts of parenting that we’re experiencing right now is migrating our children into taking care of chores. There are many things around the house that they were once too young to handle but are now old enough to manage without help – clearing the table after a meal, setting the table before a meal, taking out a bag of trash, and so on.
Obviously, this is a new task put on their shoulders and, often, they don’t like it. “Why do I have to do this?” they ask.
The key seems to be consistent pressure and reminding them that we all have to pitch in to keep the house from descending into complete chaos.
It’s a challenge, just like every aspect of parenting often is.
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