As we all spend more time at home, there’s more to tidy up and take care of. As a parent it can become overwhelming and frustrating to feel like all of the household chores are yours and yours alone. It is important to remember that simple home living tasks and routines can serve as meaningful learning opportunities and confidence boosting experiences for children.
Teaching children how to help with chores takes time, patience, and flexibility - but the benefits for everyone are worth it. Parents gain extra help around the house, and children gain a sense of responsibility, confidence, and pride. In the article “Children and Chores” the American Academy of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry highlights...
Research suggests there are benefits to including chores in a child's routine as early as age 3” and provides tips for introducing age-appropriate chores to your children.