A look at what kids get from helping out with family chores
Making beds, clearing tables and taking out the trash are all common jobs we ask our kids to do. And while our kids may balk at their share of the household chores, the fact is, believe it or not, they actually gain a lot from doing them, says Sharon Hall, author of Raising Kids in the 21st Century. “When parents ask their children to dig in and help around the house, it can be very empowering for the children. Of course when children say ‘no, I’d rather not be engaging in chores’, then parents have to say that everyone in this family has to contribute to the family. We expect you to be a part of the family in fun and also in getting the work of the family completed. The overall lesson in bringing children in for chores as well as fun is that they are an integral part of the family and that they are empowered to engage in activities that help everyone.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Sharon Hall, author of Raising Kids in the 21st Century.
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