A new study has found the MAGIC WORD to get your kids to do chores. You can thank researchers from Stanford, the University of Washington, and the University of California in San Diego. They studied 150 kids between three and six, and asked them for help . . . using different phrases, to see which one was the most effective.
And it is . . . "helper." When researchers asked kids to be a helper instead of asking them for HELP, the kids were more likely to do the chores. The researchers say it's because the noun "helper" makes it a part of their character and identity, so they're more motivated to prove it's true.