Why chores are important for your child

There has been a lot of negative talk about the modern generation of children these days. Talk about the millennial generation and the many negative aspects that surround them; from entitlement to laziness, the children of today are met with much criticism.

Most of the blame for this has been placed on the parents and their ability to raise responsible and hardworking kids. Parents who are too protective of their children and are unable to let them wander and become responsible for themselves.

That is why it is important for parents not to helicopter around their kids and give them some responsibilities around the house; such as chores.

Chores will help your child grow into a responsible adult

As parents you want to make sure that your child will become a dependable and responsible adult, and giving them chores and small tasks to take care of around the house is the first step in the right direction.

In recent years parents have lowered their expectations of children, which is what has led to most of them growing up and becoming lazy and entitled.

Some parents thought it better for their kids to focus on their homework rather than menial tasks around the house, while others children end up taking part in too many activities that their parents felt they didn’t have time to do chores.

What these parents needed to know was that having your child do chores can be just as important for your child’s future as everything else.

Chores can help your child figure out what they are capable of

Chores are tasks that your children can finish quickly and easily. Depending on the kind of work you have them do it can help them develop a strong work ethic as well as a sense of pride knowing that they are contributing to helping their family.

When your child eventually has to leave the nest and live without the help of their parents they will find that doing chores in the house has prepared them for living alone and will cause them to struggle less when adjusting to being their own boss.

Remember, your kids will thank you one day when they are older for trusting them with the responsibility to do chores in the house.

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Kids Connection was successfully launched in March 2006 by Wendy Beaufort for distribution to parents and teachers in the local Port Elizabeth market. The comprehensive directory for young families from newborn to 12 years, was born because, Wendy, a mom of three, understood the importance of having detailed information related to children that is aimed at assisting young families spend less time PLANNING and more time PLAYING….READ MORE