Getting your kids to do chores can be an epic pain as well as a bit of a chore in itself, but it really doesn't have to be. By following a few rules of your own and making a few small tweaks to both yours and your kid's routines you can turn chores into a task that they accept and not a responsibility that they dread.
Practice Makes Perfect
The younger your kids start performing chores, the better. Begin teaching them the importance of doing chores regularly as soon as possible. Begin by having your really little ones do chores with you until they eventually reach a point where they can do it on their own. Building this good habit in their formative years is the best way to make sure that it'll stick with them for the rest of their lives.
EducationWe all know the frustration of being expected to do something without knowing how to do it. Progress is slow, less effort is put forth and you ultimately learn to hate the experience. Help your kids avoid this by making sure they have a thorough understanding of your expectations, how to meet them and how to address problems that they may run into.
Remove ObstaclesTry to put forethought into your kid's chores. Set out cleaners or tools they may need for the job, write out out specific instructions if they a working without supervision, and try to take care of the parts of a chore that they simply physically can not do on their own.
A consistent work schedule will teach your kids that there is a time and a place for everything. Developing a daily routine of work that comes before play can definitely help that fact sink in a little deeper. But scheduling isn't just about the "whens" of their chores, but also the "who's." There are always those jobs that your kids may detest to do, and may cause them to fight over who does it. Take it upon yourself to keep the peace and assign specific chores to specific children in a fair and regular rotation.