“But Mom, I don’t waaaaant to take out the trash. Nobody else in my whole class has to chores. JUST me. It’s not fair!”
I’m sure you’ve never heard these delightful refrains when you try to get kids to do chores, but for some of us, it’s par for the course. 😉 And it’s rough.
Honestly, whining and resistance are big reasons that in some seasons I give up and just let the house fall apart for a few days. But since chores are part of the growing-up curriculum in our home, I’ve found a handful of ways to get my kids a little more on-board with fulfilling their daily responsibilities. Today I’m going to share five ideas to help you defuse chore battles with your kids. [Read more…]