3 Reasons to Make Family Chores a Team Effort
In our family chore survey of over 100 families, the concept of teamwork kept coming up again and again for three main reasons.
Working as a team:
Builds confidence and abilities in family members.
Strengthens family relationships.
Lightens the load for everyone.
If these are things your are striving for in your home, here are a few tips from families who answered our survey:
Make it possible for everyone to help out no matter the age or ability.
Switch the jobs up on a regular basis so everyone gets a chance to learn new things and no one is stuck always doing the same task.
Let kids help decide and plan how chores work. Give them a voice as a team member.
Work with kids, teaching them as you go and have fun together!!
Use a different term for family chores like: contributions, help wanted, team positions, missions, etc.
Use cool terms for team tasks like: Fridge Foreman (remove all unwanted items from the fridge), Menu Consultant (poll family members and create weekly menu), Detective (find missing items), Matching Master (folding socks), etc.