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My 11,8 and 6 year old kids have a couple chores they need to do each day. Make their beds, clear their dishes from the table after each meal,put the dirty clothes in washing machine.But I have to nag, nag, nag to get them to do every task. I’m tired of hearing myself and I know it’s getting worse! But I don’t know what else to do.I really need help them create a habit.Can you give me some other ideas? We’re stuck in a terrible cycle now.

Posted by shanika, 30th June 2020

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  • Sadly it is a never ending cycle. Could you try a star chart on the wall. So when shores are done a gold star is given. By the end of the week if all chores are done perhaps give them a treat.

  • I think you deserve some sort of award if you come to the perfect solution here! Having a chart posted on the kitchen wall has reduced (not eliminated) nagging in our house. And the chores have to be done before other things happen: TV, computer time, even dinner if worst comes to worst. We have to do quite a few reminders still – particularly for the oldest – but it is better than it was.

  • I made a sheet that they tick off their chores when completed and this goes towards them getting pocket money. They have to have so many ticks by the end of the week to get their money and that seems to have worked. They like seeing all the ticks and it seems to motivate them both

  • Change the wifi password haha haha that’s all I can think of

  • You might need to turn to punishment or consequences. Start the rule that they get no ipad/tv/whatever works for you time until they have done their chores each day. ONce the chores are done the time is theres.

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