To create a healthy culture of responsibility, it begins with us as parents modeling a willingness to do those small things. Our children will pick up on our actions and will begin to live them out later in life. Watching them do this is in itself a great reward.
While remembering birthdays, anniversaries and Mother’s Day is important, if you want to show love to your wife, learn to help her with the little things.
Couples come clean about household chores and share what they’re willing to trade to avoid cleaning house.
I love when unexpected moments offer a great “Ah-ha!” It happened after I’d been doing laundry all day and still wasn’t finished. With five children, my dirty-clothes pile multiplied daily. As I began to sort my teenage son’s T-shirts, I realized with growing alarm that I’d inadvertently washed his sister’s red skirt with his clothes. …
Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn’t a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive.
A wife often finds herself jealous when she hears about a husband who does laundry. She’s learned to focus on what her husband does right — listens and shares his hobbies — instead of what he doesn’t.
When you share the chores with a teammate mentality and when your goal is to out-serve each other, you can bring an end to the chore wars in your home.
Train your kids to be gentle with and caring for pets from a young age.
Don’t despair. Here are a few great ideas that parents have used to motivate their kids to take responsibility for their chores:
A clever idea changed my perspective on my kids and household duties.