2. Respect Need for Downtime
School, sports, music, scouting, and more… life is just as exhausting for kids as a full-time job is for adults. When it comes to doing chores, be respectful for your child’s need to rest just as much as you ask them to respect your need for a break after a week of work. They’ll be much more ready to tackle their chores after they’ve had a chance to relax. You might also want to consider giving your children options of when to complete their chores. Not only will they appreciate having options, but they’ll take more ownership in their choice as well. Life seems so much more pleasant when you are a part of the choice rather than when choices are made for you.