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Children and Chores

by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.


Chapter One: Why bother with chores?


What is a chore?

Why chores are powerful

Notes on research

A chore by any other name

Now is the time to begin

Chapter Two: What can I expect of my child?

Developmental stage


Interest, experience, and aversions

Learning styles

Chore ideas for different ages

Chapter Three: How to teach chores

Make the job clear

Offer choices (limited)

Create a reminder system

Give support

Establish consequences

Make a plan

Chapter Four: Dealing with resistence

Forgets the chore

Poor quality work

Refusal to contribute

Chapter Five: Tie chores to allowances?

Purpose of allowances

Impact of money on chores

A balanced approach

Chapter Six: Changing as kids grow

Levels of support

Vary the jobs

Growing a chore as the child grows



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Useful for 2–12 years
34 pages
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