The Magic Word That Gets Kids To Do Chores.

This is supposedly science, but if it actually works, it sounds more like magic.

A new study found the ONE WORD that will get your kids to do CHORES. And it’s – wait for it – “helper.” You can thank researchers from right here in our backyard at UW along with Stanford and the University of California in San Diego.

They studied 150 kids between three and six, and asked them for help using different phrases to see which one was the most effective.

The researchers say, “When you use the noun ‘helper’, [it’s] a description that points to a child’s basic character and identity, [so] they’re more motivated to prove that it’s true.”

I am SO trying this on my niece today!! :)





(image via Baird used under creative commons)

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