The modern parent has a full and busy schedule and lack of free time. Many of us found it challenging to balance the whole work-family-housekeeping thing. Basically, we need help to keep it all together and that may mean enlisting our spawn to help out here and there. The idea is that mom and dad will get some help and kids will become more independent and responsible and will improve their time management and teamwork skills. In addition, they will understand the importance of routine and consistency, as well as the importance of completing a task assigned (dare to dream right?). In some families children have to do chores on a daily basis while others help around only when their parents ask them to. I know my son has some very specific chores he is in charge of and we’re starting to have my toddler help with certain small tasks. When it comes to parenting, there are no strict rules and it is really up to you to decide what is best for your family.
The big question I’ve seen floating around though, and one I’ve often askeed myself is what chores are appropriate for those kiddos and at what age? And once you decide what they’re capable of doing, how do you
con get them to do it? Below are some suggestions on how to get children to help with the household chores as well as some age-appropriate task for kids between 3 and 16+ years old. Most kids aren’t going to love doing chores and will probably fight it in the beginning, but with a little help, direction, and incentive, they’ll get the hang of it and it will be come routine. Find more interesting strategies and useful suggestions on how to get kids help around house in the below infographic. It was created with the kind help of Summer Kerstrel and London MainCleaners.
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