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Old 11-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: What should I tell DD about chores?

I wouldn't pretend to be happy cleaning if you aren't, but I'm big on being honest with my kids (as much as they can reasonably handle). Kids (like adults) don't always have to be happy about everything. I dont see a need to give your opinion about cleaning though. I always say, "I know its not fun to clean up, but you took out your toys and now you're going to put them away." Most of the time they aren't happy about it, but it gets done. And no amount of singing the clean up song or offering rewards seems to encourage them. But when they realize its not a choice, it gets done faster and we can move on to having fun elsewhere
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