How Do I Get My Child To Help Around The House?

Something that comes up a lot when working with parents is the question of children helping around the house. Parents often ask, “how can I make my child clean their room?” or “how do I get my child to tidy up their toys?”. It seems that children helping with housework is a common source of frustration in families. And no wonder; it’s well-documented how much time adults spend doing unpaid work around the home. Is it such a bad thing to want our toddlers to put their cuddly toys in a basket, our eight-year-olds to make the bed, or our teens to run the vacuum around and make dinner?