What should I do when my 8-year-old son
forgets his chores?
Leaving a list of chores posted in the kitchen will help remind children of what needs to be done. You may also want to make a chart where children check off each chore as it is done. Delaying fun activities until after chores are done can also be effective. "Yes, you are welcome to go play basketball with Alex-after your chores are done." Another effective way to remind children of chores is through natural consequences. If they have forgotten to set the table, then the family sits down to eat with no plates. If they fail to clean their rooms, children may not be able to find their school supplies.
Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009