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ENCOURAGE THEM TO MAKE NON-STEREOTYPICAL selections. If they choose or you assign chores based on the same old stereotypes, how will they achieve equality in their adult roles?
TEACH THEM HOW. Break the job down into small, manageable parts. Some jobs may need to be taught in several short sessions.
CATCH THEM DOING IT RIGHT. Positive reinforcement is still the most effective teaching tool around. Specific, realistic praise, and unexpected rewards, go a long way toward increasing the odds a desired behavior will be repeated.
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|Sheri Ann Richerson|