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Getting your kids to do chores can be exhausting. They have no interest in doing it and you have no interest in yelling at them until they do it. So, there is only one solution. There are sneaky ways to get your kids to do chores! You just need to know the secrets.
6 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Chores
Sometimes all it takes is for the chores to be listed out and in constant view to remind our kids that they need to clean up after themselves. Finding out the best age-appropriate chores for your kids can help tremendously as well.
Leave it until they get sick of their own mess
Kids are capable of being tired of living in their own filth. Leave the mess until your kids don’t want to live in their area anymore. This will be hard and requires that you remain strong. The moment they start picking up their own trash without being asked is when you know you have really won. IF you are able to do this, a HUGE CONGRATS to you! It seems to work with one of my kids but not the other three.
Use a Reward System
I do not believe in paying kids for chores, however, I do believe in rewarding my kids when they go above and beyond what is expected. If your kids know there is a reward system in place for exceptional behavior maybe they will opt to help out without being told.
No Internet password
This is one of my favorites! A really practical and yet one of the best sneaky ways to get your kids to do chores is by not allowing the Internet to be turned on until they do their chores. Ah, this is such a clever thing to do, I must try it again. We have all probably seen the notes from parents asking for tasks to be completed before the Wi-Fi Password is handed over. Some notes are pretty clever.
Make it a challenge
Do you kids like to be challenged? If this is the case, challenge your kids to clean up as quickly as they can. They’re going to love being able to beat their sibling in who can clean up the fastest. We love to do the “High Five” Challenge. How many High Fives can you get (one per chore)? I find my kids do chores easier with this system.
Get them into a routine
In order for you to get your kids to do chores, you may need to create a routine. A routine they can’t live without. For example, they need to get used to how good it feels to make their bed and clean up after themselves. Before long, they’ll be doing their “routine” but really don’t realize that it’s their chores.
What other sneaky ways to get your kids to do chores do you have and/or use? Leave them in the comments