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Mom's Talk: How Do You Hand Out the Chores?

Is it as much of a chore or helpful and what do you do?

Mom's Talk: How Do You Hand Out the Chores?

As much as the joys of parenthood are rewarding, and there is lots of fun to be had, there is also housework that needs to be done. The laundry is piling up. The kitchen sink is filled with dishes. Beds need to be made. The more children you have, the more tasks there seem to tend to.

What we wonder this week is how parents out there handle giving out chores to your children. Do you wait until they are a certain age and what tasks do you give them? Do you reward them with money or treats? Stickers or toys?

Maybe you do not give your children chores at all and choose to do the tasks yourself for whatever your reasons are. Maybe you find it helpful to get those little and big tasks done, or maybe it takes longer because you need to stop to help teach how to do things correctly. Then how do you decide what is "fair" among siblings to hand out as chores and "rewards?"

Please share your thoughts, strategies, success stories, failures and maybe even your reasons.

Comment and share with other moms in our comment section and stop by Riverhead Patch next Wednesday at 1 p.m. for another Mom's Talk chat session.

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