Once a year, Raising Happiness author Christine Carter has her two daughters do this one thing to make sure they take care of their daily household tasks. “You can’t get into a habit if it’s always a negotiation, so I take all negotiating ability off the table,” Carter says.
For another take on chores:
- Check out how Bruce Feiler handles kids’ chores (or as he calls them, “awesome stuff”) at his house.
- Learn how to choose the right chore for your child with advice from America’s Supernanny.