If you are trying to figure out how to get your kids helping around the house, then great! You are in the right place.
Teaching children to be responsible goes hand-in-hand with giving them daily chores, and expecting them to complete those chores well.
Years and years ago a wise mother of nine children told me “If you do your job properly now while they are young, the more children you have over the age of 8, the easier your job will be.”
This Mom knew what she was talking about, she had nine children, and several of them were teenagers, a few had successfully launched into independent life outside of the home, and she still had a few in the middle age range.
She had done her job well when each child was young, teaching each child that he or she was expected to help with household chores, and then she taught each child HOW to help with household chores. And then she had them doing those household chores. All three steps are important.