One Magic Word Gets Kids Doing Chores
If this actually works, this could be THE magic word!!
A new study has discovered the ONE WORD that will get your kids to do their chores and help around the house. And that word is . . . "helper."
You can give thanks to the researchers from Stanford, the University of Washington, and the University of California in San Diego.
They studied 150 kids between three and six, and asked them for help doing various chores by using different phrases, to see which one was the most effective.
When they said things like, quote, "Some children choose to be helpers" or, quote, "You could be a helper if someone has a job for you," the kids were more likely to do the chores than when the researchers asked them for help.
The researchers say, quote, "When you use the noun 'helper', [it's] a description that points to a child's basic character and identity, [so] they're more motivated to prove that it's true."