My partner has a 5 year old daughter from his previous marriage. She has lived with us ever since April of 2016 so more than three years now. But she is quite trivial, lazy and pessimistic. How do I get her to help me do some of the housework? I have tried calmness and politeness already yet it does not seem to work at all with her. I may have to resort to effective extreme yet non violent methods that are somewhat harsher from now. She is my step daughter. However she is quite demanding in nature. She turns six next month. Her behavior troubles me at times. She is not like my biological children at all. What would you do?
My patience with her has basically run out. I need her to do simple household chores to assist me. Need I add, I also have two biological small children? Should I attempt to bribe her or not? How did you get your children to do housework and chores? The goal is to teach her to be independent and prove to me that she can cope with independent living as
well. What methods did you try? She is a strong visual learner. I have purchased a chore planner for her at a shop. I am considering using mind maps as a memory aid to help her remember. My two biological children love housework.
I am at my wit’s end. I cannot carry on like this. It has been like this for months.