HELP AROUND THE HOUSE


CHAPTER 1: THERE IS HOPE, SO TAKE HEART -- offers some encouragement for those who think that getting the family involved in housework is impossible...including:

CHAPTER 2: WHY IT MUST WORK -- explains why teaching kids to pick up after themselves is so crucial to their personal development...including:

CHAPTER 3: DECLUTTER FIRST -- takes you through the process of clearing out the junk and excess before you set up a cleaning routine...including:

CHAPTER 4: DESIGN HOUSEWORK OUT -- takes a look at ways you can reduce the need for housework by setting up systems that discourage dirt and mess...including:

CHAPTER 5: INTRODUCING THE IDEA (GETTING EVERYONE TO BUY IN) -- offers some advice on getting your family members on board with the idea of sharing in the housework...including:

CHAPTER 6: THE SELF-CLEANING FAMILY -- takes a look at what is involved with getting family members to pick up after themselves and deal with their own messes...including:

CHAPTER 7: DECIDING AND DIVIDING -- helps you figure out what kinds of chores to assign to each member of your family...including:

CHAPTER 8: TOOLS AND SUPPLIES -- outlines the equipment you will need to have on hand to get the work done...including:

CHAPTER 9: SOME GENERAL ADVICE FOR THE "GENERAL" -- offers some valuable tips for moms who need to motivate and corral their kids into cleaning...including:

CHAPTER 10: WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME? -- explains the most effective ways to reward children for their cleaning efforts...including:

CHAPTER 11: TEACHING HOW -- describes some techniques for showing kids specific cleaning techniques...including:

CHAPTER 12: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY -- takes a look at three child cleanup challenges for parents and how to handle them...including:

CHAPTER 13: IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST HANG THE CHART -- shows parents how to follow up to make sure the work is actually done, not just assigned...including:

CHAPTER 14: GET SOME HELP FROM YOUR MATE -- outlines some strategies for getting your significant other on board as well...including:

CHAPTER 15: OTHER SOURCES OF HELP -- shows you how to get additional assistance with housework, outside of your immediate family...including: