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5 Creative Ways to Make Your Kids Help with Chores

Every parent knows how frustrating it can be to have a topsy turvy home just because your kids love to make a mess but don’t know how to clean up after themselves. With so many other chores for you to do, cleaning up after the kids is something you wish you wouldn’t have to do, right?

Well, that’s still quite possible. But you just have to be creative enough to make the kids help, without them feeling resentful that they are doing ‘a lot’ of work.

We’re ready to help you get your house in order in no time, with the kids doing what they can do to help.

Give Them Control of Age-Appropriate Tasks

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Kids love to show off their skills at completing tasks. It is a challenge for them and it also makes them proud of what they had accomplished.

By giving them control of age-appropriate tasks, they will learn not just to help but to also feel good about themselves.

Create Chore Games

Kids love to play! If you make chores more fun, then they would easily play along. You just have to be creative in what games you make for the chores – and make sure you plan on doing different ones from time to time as the kids would easily get bored doing the same task over and over again.

For example, give each of the kids a box to put their toys in. Then, set the timer and they should race to fill up as much of their box as they could. The timer is important if you really want to get this done because the kids could find a way to forget about the task and start playing with the toys while cleaning up.

Hide Treats They Can Find While Cleaning\

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Kids enjoy finding treats – and you can incorporate that in the cleaning routine. Perhaps it could be a bar of chocolate cleverly hidden amid their clutter. You can tell them what treats you hid and let them find these by cleaning up, instead of making more mess trying to find the good stuff.

Design Creative Chore Trackers

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As much as kids love to play games and do challenges, they also love to compete with each other. Just make sure you explain that this is friendly competition and that everyone gets rewarded appropriately, no matter how big or small the contribution might be to the task. After all, your kids might have bigger age gaps and you can’t treat all their tasks and results with equal weight.

But the kids will love it when they could see their progress on a chore tracker. Make a creative one that the kids will enjoy completing; put this at a spot everyone can check to keep track of their progress.

Give Positive Reinforcement

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Of course, it would still be best to give positive reinforcement for the children’s accomplishments so they would want to do it again. Make them understand that chores are part of your family’s daily activities to keep your home clean. And because they helped you accomplish everything faster, they get a reward for it.

It doesn’t have to be money, mind you. It can be a ribbon, a sticker, food, or just some extra minutes to use their gadgets.

We hope these tips helped you get the kids to help around your home… If you’ve got other tricks to share, feel free to write us!

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Teacher Goes Viral after Replying to Student Before Going to Her Wedding

We all know that most teachers are dedicated to their jobs and are often spending a lot of overtime work to finish lessons, grades, and various reports. But one teacher recently went viral after replying to a student before going to her wedding! Now, that’s truly dedication…

Teacher Replies to Student Before Her Wedding

It is said that teaching is a noble job because their work does not stop when they go out of the classroom.

More often than not, they still spend lots of hours after school is done because there are still a lot of lessons to prepares, papers and projects to check, assignments and seatworks to be corrected, grades to be made, reports to be submitted, and so much more. Even during weekends, teachers still have a lot of things to do.

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Recently, a teacher showed that their work really isn’t done even outside their duties inside the school. Irish Jeanne Bautista wowed netizens after she replied to a student’s message even if she was busy preparing for her wedding.

The student was asking about something related to a submission of a paper; though it was not indicated whether the paper was an assignment, test paper, or project. Apparently, the teacher was able to check this student’s paper but the others were reportedly not there. However, the student was puzzled because the paper was submitted along with the others.

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Though she was already busy at the time with wedding preparations, the teacher took time to reply to the student. She was not able to resolve the girl’s query, but the teacher made sure that the student did not feel that she was being ignored.

Wait lang, Larah… Ikakasal lang si Ma’am. Replyan kita later,” the teacher replied, with matching emojis.

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Vendor Goes Viral for Bringing Pet Dog on Bike While Selling Peanuts

A vendor recently went viral for bringing his beloved pet dog on a bike while he is selling peanuts.

The dog might be having a difficult time in that makeshift basket and the man is also having a hard time pushing the broken bike, yet they seem to enjoy their life together – and the vendor wants to continue bringing his dog along while roams around the city to sell his peanuts.

Peanut Vendor Brings Pet Dog on Bike

A lot of animal lovers treat their pets as part of the family, not just as dogs or cats in the house. That’s why an elderly vendor in Cebu City brings his pet dog along, even if that meant that the animal is tied on a leash and goes with him on a makeshift basket he placed on his bike.

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Netizen Franklin Ramos Mariscal shared photos of the peanut vendor and his dog, narrating how he met them by chance while he was walking along the South Bus Terminal on his way home. At first, Franklin thought that the man was strolling along with his dog, but he would later meet them again after he crossed the street.

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According to the peanut vendor, his pet is a puppy Golden Retriever. He brings the dog along because he enjoys the dog’s company and is clearly an animal lover, Franklin observed. However, pushing that broken bike with the heavy dog made his back ache, the old man added.

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Taking pity on the old man, Franklin decided to share his story so that netizens could also help him by buying from him when they happen to see him.

But the story would soon go viral, with netizens from faraway places also offering help. So, Franklin decided to accept donations for the old man so they can send him some groceries. Some netizens also suggested getting the old man a bike with sidecar so the dog will be more comfortable while the old man will be safer riding the bike.

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Sidecar for Bikes and Motorcycles

Most bicycles and motorcycles are sold as they are, with just two wheels, but people in places like the Philippines have made modifications to add a sidecar and a third wheel to make these vehicles more serviceable. The sidecar allows the user to bring more goods on the vehicle or even have more passengers.







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Online Shop Gives Free Blackpink Album to Courier Rider’s Daughter

An online shop selling K-pop merch has gone viral after giving a free Blackpink album to a courier rider’s daughter! The sweet gesture earned praise from netizens who were amazed that they would give the expensive item for free — and the courier rider did not even ask for it.

Generous Online Shop Gives Free K-Pop Merch

With the Korean wave still up in many countries across Asia and even as far as the US and some parts of Europe, a lot of online shops are chasing in on their popularity with K-pop merch also being top sellers. But it is also a reality that not all K-pop fans have the money to buy all the merch they wish to collect, especially because such could be expensive.

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But the generous owner of a K-pop merch shop wowed netizens after sharing a free album to one of their courier riders.

ABest Express rider Ralph Paul De Leon messaged 7for7Shoppe to ask whether they have Blackpink’s “THE ALBUM”, something that his daughter wanted to have as present for her 15th birthday. After learning that this will actually be Yawina’s first Blackpink merch.

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Aly, one of the shop owners, explained that though they sell K-POP merch at the shop she co-owns with friends Gab and Ianna, the item Yawina wants is being sold at another shop she co-owns with another group of friends, Jona and Mitche of BananaMilk PH.

Instead of selling the album to their hardworking ‘suki’ courier rider, Aly decided to gift it to his daughter instead.

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…I think na albums are expensive talaga. It’s not for all kumbaga. So sa ‘kin parang instead of selling it, why not just give it instead. Kasi po birthday din naman ng one (GOT7) member nung day na ‘yun (Tito Jaebeom 😂), so celebration na rin po sana,” explained Aly.

We are fans too kaya alam namin the happiness it could give to someone. And cute kasi talaga ng dad, ang supportive.

Aside from giving “The ALBUM”, 7for7Shoppe also sent Yawina a poster and some unofficial Blackpink photo cards.

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The happy dad later shared a photo of Yawina happily showing off the merch she received from the shop.

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What is Merch?

“Merch” is actually short for “merchandise”. It is a common term used today for collectible items that are often associated with popular figures such as YouTubers, artists, vloggers, or various personalities.







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