Anytime you see your kids slack off, let others do the work, and if they do not help out, call them on it. Explain why their behavior is unacceptable, firmly restate your expectations, and then insist on helpful behaviors: "You're a member of this family, so you're expected to help out.Turn off the TV and go help Dad sweep the patio." If your kid doesn't comply, set a consequence: "In this house you help first, then you play. If you don't, you will lose the privilege of using the family room for the day" (or another appropriate option). The consequence should be anything you can maintain control over, such as the TV, phone, or computer. It should also fit the crime and be appropriate to your child's age. Once stated, don't give in until your kid starts helping.
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