Handy helpers!

 

 

Giving children household chores at an early age helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance .”

-Marty Rossmann, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota

 

At home, we tend to do all the chores and shoo our children away to their rooms. We are more focus on finishing our housework rather than asking for their help. They are becoming less empathetic as they grow, and not responsive to others’ needs. They are lacking self-reliance and not acting responsibly with the task that they should be doing at their age.

They are missing something.

Housework.

Let them have it and let them learn from it.

We have come up with a “feel-good” training/motivational video for your soon-to-be handy helpers 🙂

Please watch and share, thank you.

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5 Responses

  1. Hey, we have the same problem in our house. We are so task oriented that most of the time, I’d rather complete everything myself without involving the kids because they usually take longer and don’t do as good a job. Perhaps I should start my kids on some chores too. =P
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  2. Ai Sakura says:

    I’ll get Lil Pumpkin to help out with simple chores. She loves it!! I hope she still enjoys house-cleaning even when she grows up hahahah
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  3. Susan says:

    Very sensible kids you have. We make the chores a game and sees who finishes folding the clothes faster. My little one also helps to clear her own dishes and wipes the table after meals. She knows that everyone in the household plays a part no matter how big or small and it helps her to appreciate what we do for her.
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  4. Claudia says:

    My elder one will volunteer to help fold her clothes when she sees me doing it. And I’ve to say she’s getting better at it! And both of them started grabbing dettol wet wipes to clean furnitures around the living room too.
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  5. Cynthia says:

    You are so right as we tend to shoo the children away when we are doing chores. My boys are interested in washing the dishes but often, I am afraid they will drop the bowls or play with the soap and water instead of washing. Maybe it’s time to chill and let go.
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