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Tell the kids (& spouse, if need be) "Thanks, but I'm not really Super Mom/Dad. I/we need your help. You need to learn the survival skills. Here's the list of chores. Would you like to choose which ones you'll do, or shall I choose for you?" Plus, if they have to help keep the house clean, they'll be less inclined to mess it up.
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