:: Read on a blog somewhere about tips for getting kids to help around the house. What stuck with me the most was it's best to start when they are young and it's still fun. The best practical tip that I could use? Put your dishes in a low cupboard/shelf where they can help by taking them out for meal time and putting them away when they are clean. Ever helped me switch some things around in the kitchen a couple days ago, and I have to say, I think it's brilliant. As long as you have dishes that won't bring you to tears if one or two break.