Moms Talk: How Do You Get Kids to do Chores?

Local moms ask and discuss a parenting question. Weigh in on this week's question about chores.

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So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a question that a San Marino mom suggested to our San Marino Patch Moms Council, Vivian Chan and Jenny Yessaian:

How do you get kids to do their chores?

Jenny March 04, 2011 at 04:32 PM
I like to use a reward chart... At the end of the week if they completed all their chores they get a treat on sun (ice cream, book, toy... Whatever we decided on on mon)
Lisa Montano March 04, 2011 at 07:59 PM
My daughter responds best to cold hard cash. She can take it to the store and buy whatever she wants!
Mary-Robin Gibson March 05, 2011 at 01:04 AM
We all pitch in. We talk about how daddy works , mommy works (in the home, feeding them, etc) and they each need to work too. So, daily we have a rhythm of rest, work, play, and thinking (academics). We consider work our service to each other and what makes us a family.
Vivian Chan March 05, 2011 at 05:27 AM
I think it depends on the age of the child. If they are elementary school, a chart with stickers so they earn their treat over time. In middle school allowance will be good incentive. In high school, that will be cash and car key!


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