What is the most effective way to get kids to pull their weight around the house without complaining and arguing?

Answer: Some experts believe that children don’t need a reward or a discipline system to behave responsibly. They suggest parents stop themselves from getting too attached to the concept of chores and let their children be creative about what they see as important tasks, such as folding laundry, setting the table, taking out the trash, vacuuming or wiping counters. An alternative theory is that you can help an almost-5-year old by digging through garbage themselves for something interesting rather than having them put it in one place. This naturally encourages cooperation because your child might not want you on their "treasure hunt" and this will promote helpfulness without any prompting on your part–a win/win! A third alternative is to work together on some

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