Everyone knows that trying to force your kids to do chores never works. You need to find ways to motivate them and get them excited about doing chores. In my years of parenting, I have needed to get creative with getting my kids to help with chores. Check out some of these tips for getting kids to help with chores.
Make it fun
No one is going to look at a toilet and be enthusiastic about cleaning it. You must make it fun! Turn on some music and help your kid get excited about it. If they see you having fun, they will be more likely to have fun as well.
I know my parents always talked to me about how important it was to help around the house. Some families just expect the kids to help as part of living there. This isn’t a bad thing! Give your kids a little pep talk and tell them the importance of helping around the house.
Payment is always welcome
When it comes to getting kids to help with chores, it is true that money talks. You don’t have to give your kids a ton of money to help with chores and it doesn’t always have to be money. You can give more video game time or extra time on the computer. Figure out what motivates your kids to get moving and helping.
Make it easy for them
I know, I know—our parents didn’t make it easy on us. However, kids are more likely to do something when it is easier on them. I don’t mean you do it for them or anything like that. What if you give them a choice? Sometimes it’s easier to give a kid a choice than it is demand something out of them.
Give them the tools necessary to be successful
My kids have always been more willing to do chores when they have all the right tools. For example, when it’s their turn to take out the trash, I make sure I have the best trash bags in stock at our house. Glad KitchenPro Bags are the best bags on the market. They are available at Target, which is easy because I love shopping there. My kids and I both love these trash bags because they are super strong. My family goes through a lot of trash, so super strong is needed. If I could compare this trash bag to anything, it would easily be comparable to the strength of an outdoor black trash bag. As you can see, the right tools can help get anything done, it can even help get kids excited to help with chores. What tips do you have for getting your kids to help with chores?