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What are some EFFECTIVE tips on creating a CHORE LIST for your children?

Updated on October 11, 2011

Yeah! I know. Usually it is very difficult to get children to do chores. Well, I am one of the "children". ;-)

One of the ways to get children to do chores is to take a piece of paper. Tear the paper to pieces (enough for you to write down what chore). For example : vacuum. Then write down on the torn paper. After that, fold/crumple the paper. Get your children to take one of the crumpled paper. Open and read it loud. That will make your children sure to do. It works on me!

There is another way (which I feel that it's not the right thing to do!) is to bargain with your children. Make a deal with your kids. Bargaining is always with children no matter how old they are. I have a nephew. He is now 9 years old. The things/ways that he wants, he will try to bargain with my sister!

I hope this helps!


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    • shibashake profile image

      shibashake 8 years ago

      Haha, bargaining definitely worked with me. My dad used to do that. IMHO, positive reinforcement always works better than punishment.

      Btw are you from Penang? Make sure to go eat some Asam Laksa and Ais Kacang for me - they are my favorites :)

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      Shannon 9 years ago from New York

      It's a good idea! Maybe I'll try it! Thanks so much!