Asking your children to do household chores could be a problem. They will probably say no, even if you ask them nicely. Between a fun video game and household chores, they would rather play games. Since your children need to learn these tasks, you have to find a way to teach them what’s right. These tips could help.
Show them how to get things done
It doesn’t help if you keep screaming at your children to wash the dishes or do the laundry. They will most likely frown at you for being too demanding. Instead of shouting at them, you can show the right way of doing the task. There are times when they’re willing to do the chores, but they don’t know where to get started. Teaching them what to do would be a great start.
Although it’s not advisable to always use rewards to change behaviour, you can do it at times. The rewards should also be commensurate with the actions done. For instance, if your child learned something new and is doing the chores without being told what to do, it deserves a huge reward. Extending playtime or a small sweet treat could also be ideal for minor modifications in behaviour.
You can also consider buying a walk-in shower enclosure. Your children will feel excited bathing with the addition of this feature in the bathroom. It’s something the entire family will benefit from. With consistent behaviour, you shouldn’t hesitate to offer this reward.
Start with small tasks
Before you expect your children to do something huge, you can start with small tasks. It’s true, especially if they’re too young to do the heavy lifting. You can ask them to clean their playroom. You can also ask your children to pick up pieces of trash on the floor. These are reasonable requests, and they won’t hesitate to do them.
Let the entire family get involved
You can’t expect your children to take actions if they know that they’re the only ones getting asked to do the job. When it’s time to clean, everyone should have a role. It’s an opportunity to bond as a family. It also hastens the process. When you can get things done earlier, you can plan a fun family activity.
Explain the reason for doing the chores
Children will most likely complain if asked to do something they don’t understand. If they ask you why you should explain the benefit of learning the chore. Don’t just tell them that they have to do the task or you’ll get angry. It would help if you didn’t even wait for them to ask before you explain the reason for doing the chore.
Be in a good mood
You can expect your children to behave well and follow you if you ask them nicely. You should smile when asking them to do the job. Try to be in a good mood even if you already feel exhausted. They will do what you ask if you don’t scream at them.
Instilling positive behaviour could be challenging. With these tips, you can gradually change your children’s behaviour and do the right thing.