Sunday, 19 June 2011

Chores & Underlings: Attitude

Question 1. How can I improve my kids’ attitudes toward helping out at home?
Answer 1. Check your attitude. The odds are excellent that your kids are mirroring, venting or just showing you yours.
Question 1.a. My attitude is excellent: I know it needs to be done, I know it’s ‘work now, play later.’ I know it’s important to get things done.
Answer 1.a. I’m not hearing ‘I enjoy and value this work while I’m doing it –I plan it and look forward to it.’
Question 1.b. What kind of nutcase feels that way about cleaning toilets?
Answer 1.b. You’d be amazed –but it’s the attitude you want someone to tell you how to install in your kids. If you can’t find it within reality, how on earth can they?


  1. I completely kids all love to help me do dishes, and I think it is because I love doing dishes. I do. Most of the time I won't let anyone do dishes because I enjoy it and am hogging it. So when they do get to do the dishes, they also think of it as a treat in their day.
    On the other hand I hate folding laundry, and so do they.

  2. That's awesome! Thanks for sharing your living exmaple1