Blog about how it is exciting to get a new pet but how the excitement soon wears off as soon as the novelty wears off and the hard work and responsibility comes in to play. Have a clear plan of who will do what with the pet and the repurcussions of what will happen such as privileges taken away if responsibilities are not met. Give tips on how to reward your children for a job well done when they do take initiative, stand up and notice and comment and appreciate them for it.