Chores and Children: 7 Tips to Put the Two Together

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Set Reasonable Deadlines

Decide on a time for each chore to be done, and stick to it. For example, the garbage should be taken out in the morning before leaving for school, or the lawn should be mown Sunday morning before noon. Give your child space within that time limit to choose when to complete the chore, but make sure she knows that a deadline is a deadline.