child and adolescent therapy

chores kids can do

Align Expectations

There’s a huge difference between ‘helping chores’ and ‘paid chores,’ and it’s a difference kids will pick up on quickly. “Some families want children to pick up their toys and put dirty clothes in their hampers as standard daily activities, like showering and brushing teeth,” says psychotherapist and family expert Kevon Owen. “Other parents want to give incentives to children with weekly allowances or optional but paid chores such as cooking a meal or cutting the grass.” The key is to keep those chores and rewards consistent and clearly delineated, earning your child’s trust and cooperation in the process.

This is an article Kevon Owen is featured in and is a contributing author. The complete article can be found at this link. If you wold like to speak with Kevon or make an appointment please call 405-740-1249 or you can visit his website at this link.