Is 'Toy Jail' the Way to Get Kids to Do Chores?

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Playing Could This Mom’s Parenting Hack Get Your Kids Doing More Chores?

Are your kids breaking some of the laws you have set in your house? Maybe it is time for their toys to spend a little time in jail!

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The Doctors discuss one mom's creative approach to getting her kids to do their chores -- "toy jail." The mom explained in a social media post that she gathers all the toys her kids do not put away and places them in a bin, where they cannot access them. If the kids want their toys to be freed from "toy jail," they have to finish their assigned chores.

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Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho says this is a great example of how kids -- even toddlers -- can understand cause and effect. She calls this parenting technique "awesome" and notes it is based on a scientific approach to behavior management

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