I have a question about spouses and children helping around the house.

Jean - posted on 08/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have 2 youngish girls and a husband that refuse to lift a finger to help me around the house. I am at my wits end.......how do I convince them that I can't do it all????


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Mabel - posted on 08/15/2012




Stop doing it. My boy is 3 and after he finishes eating he knows to put his plate and cup on the counter and napkin in the trash. He cleans his room and 2 playrooms. I take t.v and toys away if he starts slacking. I am not a maid and he does his part. Stop doing it for them.

Michelle - posted on 08/15/2012




Don't do things for them. They will soon figure out that if they don't do laundry they won't have clean clothes.

My boys are 11 & 8 and they have to put their dishes in the dishwasher when they have finished and do their own laundry. They also have to keep their room clean or I will throw out whatever is on the floor. If they don't do what they are supposed to do they don't get to play with any of their electronics.

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