Josh (8y) comes stumbling out after waking up...
Josh- Can I have some cereal?
Josh- Can you make it for me?
Me- Sure. *gets clean bowl from dishwasher, pours cereal*
Josh- Are the dishes ready to be put away now?
Josh- Here, I'll do it.
Me- I can do it while you eat, its no big deal.
Josh- No, you did something for me, so I'll do something for you.
Me- Thank you! I really appreciate that.
The kid's doing "chores" without being asked, bribed, or coerced! It
has been a long road to get here, going from authoritarian parenting to
peaceful parenting. Its been hard. Lately we're seeing major changes in
family dynamics, and it makes the journey well worth it