We are going to create a home where everyone pulls their weight, but does so out of their desire to cooperate and participate. We will do it with peaceful parenting strategies - not power-over strategies, punishments, or rewards.
My kids will join me in this mission and their participation will be joyful.
Ambitious? Heck yeah. But certainly worth my best shot.
Because I believe that with some creativity and connection kids and adults can come together, find a common goal, and work joyfully towards it.
I am confident that we can banish entitlement and create participation without forcing a thing.
I am so interested in following along on this journey! We have similar dynamics at work here — and add in two parents who are hopeless themselves at keeping the place clean (sigh). So we all have a lot to learn about pitching in cooperatively.