Rules! Rules! Rules!
I am sorry but we have to have rules. There is no way around it.
What are the rules in your household? Does everyone know what they are or do you just make them up as you go along? Here are some family rules that you should consider for your house and some of the reasons why.
- Clean up and Chores:
Everyone has to do their part to keep the ship, “ship shape”. Bedrooms, bathrooms and dishes should be on the weekly chore agenda.
The yard and laundry should also be on the rules list too.
Please remember there are no “boy chores” or just “girl chores”. The skills learned in maintaining the household are not sexist. Guys need to know how to iron and girls need to know how to pull weeds.
Your children need to share the responsibility of maintaining the family abode and these are skills they also need as adults. You want to send them off into the world with basic cleaning and survival skills. The alternative is they will end up in the future at your doorstep with their loads of laundry.
Frank Walker LMFT
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