Sassy house of girls

Krissy - posted on 10/21/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am the mom of three girls, 11 and 7 year old twins. I am tired of them running my home but I don't know what to do. It always seems it is do do do for them but when it comes to me asking for help they all assume they should be getting to do what they want. I would not say my kids are terrible children they just have the entitlement attitude and I don't know how to bring them back to reality. My husband (their step dad) and I have talked and talked about what to do. He grew up with chores and I did not. We have assigned them things to do but they always fall off. For instance the oldest needs to be taking care of the cat but she doesn't and the cat is hers, not mine but I do it so the cat doesn't suffer. The twins argue all the time among each other and it's never racking. HELP! What have some of you moms done????


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Jodi - posted on 10/21/2015




Stop do, do, doing for them until they pick up their game. Explain to them that everyone in the household has to help out. If they don't do their chores, the consequence is that you don't have time to run around after them. It's not punishment, it's a logical consequence of their choice to not do chores and you having to pick up the slack.

With regard to the cat (as an example), you can let her know it is HER cat and if she can't look after it you will find it a new home. And then follow through with that.

Raye - posted on 10/21/2015




The need to have consequences for not following the rules. And you need to consistently enforce the rules. If your daughter needs to feed the cat, make her stop what she's doing and feed the cat. Let her know that, if she can remember to do it herself, that you won't have to interrupt her all the time to do it. If the kids are arguing over a toy or something, take it away. If they're just arguing, then make them go to separate rooms, or just sit quietly. If they don't do as they're told, then you need a harsher punishment such as taking away TV time, phone time, or other privileges. You have to be in control.

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