It can seem like a chore simply trying to keep on top of our children doing their chores! But speaking to our Big Little Kids experts, it seems like having chores and completing them successfully, builds some great life skills that set them up for positive relationships both at home and when they move out into independent living.
No two experiences are the same, but appreciation for each person's contribution is key to consistency of effort.
Tidy bedrooms - why does it matter? Is it perhaps a life skill that is worth teaching early on so when it comes to teenage years and beyond they (and you) can see it as an early warning sign that perhaps they are feeling a bit overwhelmed? Rachel shares what it was like having a mother who cleaned up after her all the time and what happened when she left home!