Encouraging Children to Do Housework

by NDFAuthors

  • Apr 29, 2014

 Housework can be fun for kid. We wrote about it in one of our previous blog posts. Now read how to outwit the children and encourage them to clean the house. It’s actually possible!

Lynette Snew, from the USA, a mother of four children came up with a great idea how to turn the grounding of her kids into useful fun. Every time the children didn’t do what they were supposed to, or were just disobedient, she made them do house chores instead. The result: they got down to work without any fuss. So, what’s the catch?

Lynette has created and printed on a piece of paper a list of duties (prepare and cook dinner, clean out microwave, water house plants, etc), and for each of them children got a certain number of points. To get themselves ungrounded, children had to do some of the housework  from the list and earn at least 500 points.


As she wrote on her blog, the kids were more than happy to accept the new system of getting ungrounded. So, this clever mom, confectioner by profession, could also have some free time just for herself.

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