-Maintain a family calendar in a central location for all family members to utilize.
┬áDesignate a different color for each person’s events. This will avoid confusion as
 to whose commitment the entry is for.
-Create a list of houshold chores that you need to delegate: recycling, table setting cooking, table clearing groceries, dishes, taxi service, trash collection, yeard work, room cleaning (definitely their own bedrooms at minimum) and laundry tasks (wash, fold and put away)
-Have volunteers sign up and then appoint someone to each duty leftover.
-Admit to the family you need help and it should be a family team effort. There’s no such thing as a supermom or superdad
-Have a family meeting once a month or once a week.
-Tips for the family meeting:
maintain your calmness
do not allow your buttons to be pushed
say nothing if you will be raising your voice
takea a few deep breaths and start again
state what is acceptable and what is not acceptable
make a list of all the things you already do
instead of telling each family member what to do, ask for suggestions with your dilemma
commend and celebrate the team effort
by volunteering to do a specific chore, rather than being told to do it, odds increase that the chore will be done
-create an agreement for kids, be very specific, Kids test adults, so remember that kids will find loopholes in your plan
decide what instances a concession can be made, chores can be traded, who is responsible for making sure they are completed, list the penalties for breakith the agreement.
-Create goals that are realistic. Overall, these goals should enhance self-esteem by helping out mom or dad and not be another point of failure for the child.
-Create penalties and consequences that won’t be difficult for you to stick to.
Remember you are teaching self-discipline and responsibility and not robbing your child of their childhood.