How to divide chores around the home and get kids involved
Is there anything we dislike doing more than household chores? It may come as no surprise then that chores and cleanliness create conflict in the home. Here’s how to divide chores around the home fairly – kids included.
Chores and cleanliness are major points of contention in Victorian homes, new survey data has revealed.
In a survey of 124 RACV Members, 41 per cent said that chore division creates conflict in the home, while 64 per cent reported that ‘different levels or standards of cleanliness’ is a cause for conflict.
When it comes to kids lending a hand, just 20 per cent of survey respondents noted that their kids had always helped with chores around the house, while 49 per cent waited until they felt their children were physically capable.
More than a third of parents gave their children pocket money to complete chores, while 35 per cent opt for praise over monetary incentives and other rewards systems.
If you feel that you’re doing more than your fair share of chores, it’s time to divvy up those household tasks more equitably with your partner, kids or housemates.