Getting up in the morning, sending your children to school, preparing breakfast and lunch, doing all the other household chores, and taking care of the whole house. This is exactly how our everyday schedule looks like, doesn’t it? Only we know how tired we get, by the end of the day. Taking that into account, wouldn’t it be great if our kids would help us a little at home? Want to know a few tips that could motivate your kid to help you at home? Let’s check them out:
- Your kids won’t be able to help you in things like cooking but they can surely do a little cleaning up when dinner’s done. Cleaning up means spending time together which younger kids love. Doing chores as a team encourages younger kids to want to participate.
- You can promise your child money or candy or any other thing that they might like, which will motivate them to do work harder. When kids are working towards a goal (especially money) it can be a major motivator.
- Make a list of a few chores that need to be done before the kids are allowed to watch TV or play video games. In order to not miss their favorite show, your child will definitely want to complete the work given, as soon as possible.
- Avery interesting thing would be if you make sticker charts for your child. Make a weekly chore chart that is brightly colored and looks fun. Each time your child completes a chore, he/she gets to place a sticker over that item. By the end of the week, if their chore chart is covered in stickers, they can get a special treat like going to the movies or having an ice-cream.
- You can make a competitive game out of the task, too. You can do that by giving your child a chore and giving yourself a chore. Explain to them how to do their chore properly and then race to see who gets their task done first!
See, isn’t that fun? For you as well as your child? Once your kids get in the habit of helping you do the chores, they would start coming to you on your own for help. It will just take a little time and patience and a lot of fun!