Getting kids to do chores: little hands make light work

You’re down on your knees with a toothbrush cleaning the grout or outside picking up some of Fido’s finest gifts to your garden when you hear your kids call out “Mum, we’ve just poured you a cuppa of your favourite peppermint tea, why don’t you put your feet up and let us do that!” Right.

But even if this portrait of domestically inclined offspring is likely always going to remain a fantasy, it doesn’t mean you can’t – and shouldn’t – ask the kids to help around the house.