Dr. Tara Egan, host
Anna, teen co-host
Tara and Anna host a great solo episode today about a question that Tara receives all the time from her clients--How do I get my kid to do their chores?
Whether it's just not remembering to do them, or flat out saying "No, I am not going to do them," the topic of kids and chores can be a struggle in many homes.
Tune in to hear Tara and Anna share how chores are handled in their home, Anna's take from a teenager's perspective --what she feels is "nagging" and that she may have thought showering was a chore. :) Tara's reveals to Anna and all the teens listening, that parents actually do NOT actually enjoy telling their kids to do their chores.
Chores should not be some sort of burden.
Food doesn't magically appear and get cleaned up by itself.
How everyone pitching in and fostering a team mentality from the onset is best.
Having too much "stuff" can be an issue for kids.
Setting an example as parents is important
Create a home environment that is conducive to the ages of the members.
-go with the flow, everyone chips in and more flexible
-more structured with possibly chore charts or lists, boundaries
Allowances --the positive and negatives.
Are reminders helpful?
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