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The Do's And Don'ts Of Your Kids' Chores

family cleaningNo matter the age, chores can be a difficult task that nobody really wants to do. When parents give their kids chores to do, they may be met with resistance. However, it’s important to know that there are many benefits to having your kids do chores well beyond just a clean home. At The Maids Dallas, we know that people take different routes when having their kids do chores around the house. Unfortunately, some parents can’t seem to find the right methods to get the children to really help. This is because you may be doing it wrong.

Our Dallas maids provide some of the do’s and don’ts of kids’ chores so you can make them accept the task rather than fight back.

  • Do use chores to help your kids stay more organized. You can make a list of the chores that need to be done, by who, and more. You can use fun stickers or markings when a chore is completed so the child can feel accomplished by marking their own task off the board.
  • Do encourage your children to do chores at a young age. When they start early, they earn a sense of accomplishment and independence. As toddlers, have them put away their toys. As they get older, they can help with dishes, pets, or other chores. Once they hit their teens, you can have them mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, and more.
  • Do make chores an enjoyable experience. Remember that chores are something you probably didn’t want to do when you were younger. Find a fun way to incorporate games in your kids’ chores so they are more willing to do it. Play music, talk, have some fun.
  • Don’t complain about doing work yourself. Set an example for the children. Don’t complain about having to do the dishes or taking out the trash. Children learn from examples. If you willingly do chores, your children will be more accepting of their tasks, as well.
  • Don’t punish your kids into doing chores. This will make them associate chores in a negative light. They’ll consider chores as something you have to do when you are bad. This can take away their willingness to do them on a regular basis.

Remember, your kids are going to mimic the actions of their parents. The more you encourage chores, the more helpful it will be.

At the end of the day, the goal is to have the cleanest home possible. If you need professional help getting your home spotless, call our Dallas maids today and discuss your needs with our staff. We’re ready to help you with all of your home cleaning needs.

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