Getting your kids to do household chores is always a challenge. A typical scenario would involve a parent and a kid arguing about neglected chores. Some children would even resort to pouting and mumbling, while others will choose to ignore you. A lot of drama has to happen before your child finally heads off to the kitchen to wash the dishes or to the bedroom to clean up and organize. Even throwing the trash can be a burden for some kids.
If it’s the parents’ responsibility to manage the household, do you think kids should have chores? Definitely. Kids gain a lot from doing chores or any small task. Household tasks are beneficial learning opportunities for them. Giving them chores doesn’t mean you’re taking out their opportunity to “just be kids”. You’re actually helping them learn about life skills that will be useful later in their lives. You’re teaching them responsibility and self-reliance. You’re building a strong work ethic in them. Most importantly, giving them chores help you create special moments or a chance to bond with your kids.
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