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The Chore Box...Genius Concept For Families

Pick a Chore Box

Why didn't I think of this?  Kudos to the genius mom that did.

The Chore Box. If  toys are found out of place,  pick them up and put them into the box. The toys owner has to do one chore per toy they would like back.

The chore needs  to be something you would have done if you weren't picking up the toy. (Cause & Effect)

Make the chores easy enough for a 4-5 yr.  old.

You'll be surprised at how successful this is.  Arguing about toys being picked up is minimized, and you may find that when they get their belongings back they automatically put them in their place, fearing a repeat!