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DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS OF HANDING YOUR CHILD CHORES

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Chores are a fundamental aspect of a child’s upbringing, which instils a sense of responsibility and accountability.

These tasks encompass a set routine of activities, typically assigned by parents, to help children contribute to the overall appearance of their home. These chores may range from doing the dishes, tidying up the yard, feeding and taking care of pets, to emptying the trash.

Although children may not always find these activities enjoyable and would instead prefer to spend time with friends, fulfilling these tasks fosters a sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Additionally, successfully completing chores can develop essential life skills, such as time management, organization, and work ethic, which are invaluable for future success.

 

Below are some of the benefits that come with handing your child these tasks:

Teaches them life skills

Life insurance company Momentum Life explains that it is important to remember that your child won’t remain young forever. There will come a time when they eventually move out and they will need to know how to cook, budget and do the laundry which are some of the essential things needed as an adult. While schools usually do not place much emphasis on these, it is important that you teach your child these valuable skills.

Teaches responsibility and self-reliance

Assigning tasks to your child is a good way of teaching them responsibility. According to Momentum Life, these tasks personally affect children, especially tasks like cleaning the room or doing laundry as this allows them to become self-reliant.

Time management

Giving your child, a list of activities that they need to complete encourages them to prioritize what is most important and work according to that. According to information hub Go Henry this also emphasizes time management which is essential for the future.

According to the reputable parenting website – Raising Children – parents can give their children chores from as early as two years old. These chores may involve helping to clean up toys after playtime, assisting to put laundry into the washing machine as well as filling the pet’s bowl with water.

As they mature you may be able to increase their responsibilities progressively by adding tasks like cooking a family meal, doing washing or assisting with grocery shopping by the time they become teenagers.

 

Much Love,

Shai_Quan xx

Written by: Chareen Kauazunda

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