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Apryl Duncan

Getting Kids to Help Around the House

By January 31, 2013

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I have two boys. Both are constantly on the move, destroying something and making a mess.

A picture of a girl loading the dishwasher
Kids can be a great help to you around the house.
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Oh yes. They can make a room look like a disaster zone in 15 seconds or less.

The good news is, as much as they enjoy tearing a room apart, they're also good at cleaning up. I have a list of 5 kid chores they must do every day.

From picking up toys to helping out at mealtime, their little hands give me a helping hand around the house while teaching them a few lessons in responsibility. Of course, it's a team effort so we work together. But it's funny to see them laughing while cleaning up their train tracks or having cute conversations with each other while putting away their laundry. Wish I enjoyed tidying up that much!

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