Episode 009: How I'm raising kids who help around the house

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I decided a long time ago (well, when I started having kids, really) that I wouldn’t be the only one in the house cleaning, doing laundry to tidying up. I wanted to create a community in our home, one where everyone does there part based on what they are capable of. This is exactly what we’ve done and with an 11 and 5 year old, I am able to step back and let them help.

Not only does creating cleaning routines and chores for your children take the load off of the parents, it’s a learning experience for them as well. I’m a big believer in creating responsible little humans who understand that their messes are their responsibility, and that when we all work together, things get done faster. It isn’t always easy, but I’m going to share some of my best tips for raising kids who help around the house (without you having to nag nag nag)


  • Why I am so adamant that my children grow up with cleaning routines.

  • Why we choose routines over chore charts

  • Why I don’t stress about how many “chores” each child has

  • How I have been able to teach them rather that tell them

  • Why helping around the house is a non-negotiable for everyone

  • My thoughts on chores as a consequence (hint: I don’t believe they should be)


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