If you have children, teaching them to do chores or to cook simple meals is giving them important life skills that will not only benefit them, but everyone!
Most children are capable and happy to help out if they know they are appreciated for doing it. Find something age-appropriate that they can help out with on a daily or weekly basis, and, if you need to, reward them with a weekly allowance for helping to take care of the house.
Chore examples are: filling the dishwasher, setting and clearing the table before and after meals, dusting, taking care of pets, collecting and taking out garbage and recycling, collecting laundry and sorting it, washing dishes, cooking simple meals, or helping in meal preparation.
By letting your children know that what they are doing is a big help, and compensating them with praise or a reward shows them that their contribution to the family home is truly appreciated. Hopefully though your children have already realized this!😆
I believe that children need to learn to help out and take pride in their house. If they take part in caring for their house, hopefully they will want continue this as they grow up.
We all think it is easier and faster to do things ourselves but by giving children the responsibility of having to take care of certain things on their own gives them pride of ownership. If you are always doing everything for them how are they ever going to learn to take care of themselves??
If you take the time to teach your children these important life skills, you are helping them toward an independent future. Isn’t that what all parents want for their kids.!?!
Your Simply Susan tip of the day! 😆