“The desire of a child to do a chore is inversely proportionate to their ability to do it.”
~ attributed to a frustrated mother
Chores are a part of every family’s life, or at least they should be! Sometimes, faced with children who can’t do a job correctly and with children who refuse to do a job without complaining, parents find it easier to just do everything themselves. But this doesn’t teach children responsibility, nor the essential life skills every person needs. So why are chores valuable? More importantly, how can we get our kids to do them?