I hear it a lot: "I really need to get better about having the kids do chores."
And you know what? I totally understand, because I used to be in the same struggle. I knew I should be training the kids to value hard work and to be part of a family, but I couldn't quite make it practical.
Read on to find out the one utterly simple concept that makes Kid Chores work for me...
(insert imaginary drumroll and fanfare here)...
Simply put, Long-Term Chores are assigning your children a job to do for a loooonnggg time. Like all spring.
(I first came across the idea of long-term chores in a book called Large Family Logistics, by Kim Brenneman. It's out of print now, and insanely expensive, but you can take a peek if you like.)
Right now you are probably asking:
What? You Want Me to Ask My Kid to Do a Chore For Months?