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Involving kids in Household Chores

Involving Kids In Household Chores What Will Your Children Learn from Doing Household Chores • self-esteem and independence • a sense of responsibility • self-discipline • time management • skill building and fine motor skills • an appreciation for order and cleanliness • teamwork skills • the importance of routine and consistency • the importance of completing a task assigned Reasons Kids Deny Doing Household Chores • they find it boring • they find it very hard • they associate it with a punishment • they don't know how to do it 75% responded that regular chores made kids "more responsible" 63% said chores taught kids "important life lessons" Age-Appropriate Chores for Children 3 to 5 years old helping pack toys away, dusting and matching socks from laundry and cleaning mirrors 6 to 8 years old putting dirty clothes to laundry basket, wiping the table, taking dirty plates to the kitchen, watering plants, making their bed, helping put away groceries and emptying indoor trash cans 9 to 11 years old cleaning the table, vacuuming and sweeping the floor and sorting laundry A quarter of children aged 5 to 16 normally do nothing to help around the house, a survey shows. 12 to 15 years old cleaning the windows, loading and unloading washing machine, setting the table for meals, feeding the pets, taking out the trash, bringing things from the car to house and changing bedsheets 16+ years old helping with grass mowing, helping with meal preparation, taking the dog for a walk and washing the car According to a National Survey Released by Braun Research in the fall of 2014 82% of 1,001 parents said they had chores as children r-- 28% of them required their children to do chores TOOLS Many kids find household chores very hard and this makes them feel demotivated to do them. The first VARY CHORES Choose different tasks every time, so your kids don't get bored and also introduce additional step of dealing with this problem is choosing a task that is appropriate for the kid's age and interests. The next thing you can help your kiddo with is providing the right tools for every chore and in correspondence with the kid's heigh and weight. responsibility and skills. TAMING It is not possible to keep cleaning fun for a long period of time. Give your kids tasks that require 10 to 15 minutes and choose time of day when they are free and have energy to complete the chore. STRATEGEIS for Getting Children to Help out with Household Chores МАКЕ IT EASY MAKE IT FUNNY МАКЕ TEACH THEM IT ENJOYABLE HOW TO DO IT TURN IT INTO A GAME Our kids are busy little humans and there are many other wonderful, fantastic, and enjoyable things they would rather be doing than organizing their stuff. But it doesn't have to be a chore. If your turn organizing into a game, your kids will have a little fun while they work. REWARDS To prevent kids from considering chores as a punishment, you can simply explain that it is not. It is also a good idea to reward them for every job done. Choose the reward according to kid's age - Little kids normally like candy and toys, and teenagers would be glad to have a little amount of money or extra time with their friends TEAM WORK AND COOPERATION If your kids feel inadequate or unreliable to complete some of their tasks, it is normal to just refuse doing them. Help them by making teams of two members of your family and encourage the teams to work together and to cooperate in order to accomplish out. the chores. Three out of five children are rewarded with treats or pocket money for helping, according to the study by Vileda, a cleaning products firm. Sources: Main Cleaners M Presented by:

Involving kids in Household Chores

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