Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

How to Encourage Siblings to Work Together With Chores

Screen shot 2012-12-13 at 11.50.12 PMPublished December 2012: Mom.Me

How to Encourage Siblings to Work Together With Chores
It’s a winning combo: Happy kids and a clean house

Article Excerpt:

Siblings learning how to work together on daily chores can create family bonds that will last a lifetime. (Not to mention what that will do for your sanity!) Dividing chores fairly is a start.

“Statistics suggest that over 50 percent of parents assign chores equally amongst their children, which also means that almost 50 percent do not, and so conflict about chores may be a critical issue in these families,” says Dr. Holly Parker, psychotherapist and associate professor of psychology at Harvard University.

With creative strategies to get those mops moving and siblings working together, your household will soon be sparkling.

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– Shannon Philpott

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December 14, 2012 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , ,

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