Chores represent a double parenting win — you’re teaching your kids life skills while taking something off your load. But this seemingly everyday ritual is a constant source of frustration for families. In Episode 26 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha explore why families wrestle with integrating chores into their routine and share 10 tips for how to get kids to do them — and hopefully realize that chores represent responsibility and eventual independence.
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Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting
- How to get kids to do chores (8 tips from Christine)
- Chores for older kids (Asha shares about the impact of holding her kids accountable for their chores)
- A beautiful way to visually connect chores to allowance (perfect for those who like simple DIYs!)
- Age-appropriate chores for children…and why they’re not doing them (New York Times Motherlode)
- Gem Jars 2.0 (nice positive reward system from Amy Mascott of TeachMama — our guest in Episode 13!)
- Allowance: What Works For You? (Jessica Turner — our guest in Episode 8! — hosted a conversation with her readers about allowance. Good feedback in the comments of the post.)
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