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Benefits of giving children responsibilities/chores in the home

There are many advantages to giving your kids chores and responsibilities in the household, and while it can sometimes be much easier to do the chores yourself, the truth is that helping out with everyday tasks is important for your kid’s development and understanding of responsibility.

Why is giving kids chores good for them? The small chores your kids can do around the house may not seem like much, but they will teach your child valuable lessons that will last into their early teen years and over. By the time your kids grow older, they can now make significant contributions to the household tasks.

Here are some examples of how assigning chores can benefit kids:

 

  • Self-Esteem - Giving kids chores can build their self-esteem. Getting a chore done and doing it great can provide your child a sense of accomplishment.

 

  • Getting the Job Done - Giving kids’ chores can teach them the importance of finishing an assigned job. This will become more useful as your child gets older and has more responsibilities at school and at home.

 

  • Cleanliness and organization - Giving kids chores can show the value of keeping things clean and organized. It will be easier to find things and do other tasks more efficiently when everything is neat and in order.

 

  • A Sense of Responsibility - Giving kids chores can set a pattern of helping and being responsible around the house. Once you get your child into the habit, it’ll become a part of their lives and that will continue well into their adulthood.

 

  • Teamwork - Giving kids’ chores can give them a sense of being part a "team." Doing chores together and working as team will provide your kids a sense of how team work is supposed to be accomplished. I will also give them a sense of belonging and the feeling of having an entire team accomplish something.

 

Getting kids to do chores and accept responsibilities mays be very tough, but one has to be patient because the rewards will surely outweigh the difficulty. Whether having rewards, initiatives or consequences, there are many ways of getting your kids to do chores and learn the valuable lessons in doing so.

 

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When I go to the grocery to buy milk, I always (Choose 1):

Try something different and stick with the brand if my child likes it.

Make sure that I buy what other moms are buying.

Look at the nutritional values.

Get what the pediatrician advises me to buy.

Buy a brand that has value for money.

Get whatever brand is available.

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