5 Reasons Why Kids Must Share Household Chores
Kids, today, are on the phone playing games more than doing anything else. Most parents feel this to be okay. We don't agree.
Pampering parents feel that making kids do household chores from an early age stresses them out. But we have reasons to make you believe that is wrong. On the contrary, take that damn phone away from your kid and involve him/her in the household chores. Chances are your teddy pet might find it fun to run around the house doing things while spending time with you.
So, here are 5 reasons to make all you pampering parents believe that getting your kids to share household chores is nothing but a brilliant idea.
Instills A Sense Of Responsibility
Playing around in the park is not a responsible job but helping in the garden watering the plants or arranging the sofa cushions definitely are. Doing such small chores makes kids feel responsible. Makes them realize that each person in the family is important and they learn their roles better.
Brings The Family Closer
Our daily routines little allow us to interact much with our families. Doing chores together gives us this opportunity. It helps keep the family together fostering a healthy family spirit. Any task is more fun when we have different minds working at it. Plus, the time taken gets reduced so everyone gets free soon.
Makes Kids Independent
It is imperative that kids learn to be independent from an early age. This makes them smart, makes employing innovative ideas to tasks a habit, they become apt in managing tricky situations and helps their overall development. This is important from a future perspective because such kids grow up to be smart sassy individuals.
A kid good at basic life-skills, is already on his way to success. Doing laundry, gardening, cooking, organizing, are few basic skills all kids must be taught and encouraged to indulge in. In the end, what matters is, if you can manage such simple tasks when you are in a live or die situation with no one to assist.
Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence
Kids who share household chores grow more confident about the way they do things. They are constantly trying to improve and bring about perfection in the allotted tasks. The boosted confidence takes their self-esteem notches higher and such kids can handle difficult situations with a certain maturity not found in kids who are not accustomed to sharing helping hands at home.
There's several benefits but the big one – Kids are never the shy teddy pets like before. So encourage your kids to share the household chores and know what? Make it lucrative – give them few pennies as rewards. This will sure bring them back asking for more chores to do.