my daughter is 9 and has 3 chores everyday. clean her room clean the cat box and walk the dog. my husbands rule is that if she doesnt finish her chores by 8pm she doesnt get any dinner.its excused if were not home most of the day or something but usually she gets distracted and it takes her hours to pick up 4 or 5 things off the floor because she starts drawing or reading a book or fixing her hair then she doesnt get dinner and i feel really bad for not feeding her and my husband says shes not gonna starve and this is the only way to get her to focus on what shes doing because she really likes food alot.
Probably not a good idea ): I'm using a new discipline method. Pick a punishment that fits the crime. Like if my kids talk back, then they get no cell/house phone for the day. If they come home late (even 5 minutes) then their curfew for next outing will be set a hour earlier.
I would suggest that if her chores aren't done by 8, then make her start doing the dinner dishes instead of not giving her dinner. Ya know what I mean.
To each their own, good luck!
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