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Help your child develop internal motivation for completing chores (meaning, they help out because they want to help out, not because they HAVE to, i.e. they enjoy “being helpful”).
In order to achieve this, help your child understand how they are contributing to the family by completing their chores. For example, use phrases like:
"When you set the table, you are helping to get dinner ready so the whole family can enjoy a meal together"
This approach can help children feel valued for completing household chores, and over time they become more inclined to want to do chores, because they enjoy the personal satisfaction of feeling like they have been helpful.
Slavin, R. (2005). Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice 8th Edition. Boston: Pearson Education Inc.
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