Children who start doing household chores early are more likely to be successful in relationships, school, and careers. Here’s how to get them involved without getting in a fight. Kids love to make a mess, but clean up? Not much, and all too often, the burden of cleaning falls on mom or dad: A ClosetMaid survey found that the average parent has to clean up after their child 28 times a week, while half of parents do housework for their children. for them to make sure they are done right.
Cleaning up after your child—when they are perfectly capable of doing it themselves—is problematic on several levels. First, it creates more work for you. Second, it sends a message on an extremely literal level that they can’t clean up the mess themselves and/or that they don’t have to worry because someone else will do it for them. Dr. Tamar Chansky, a psychologist and author of several books, including Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, points to a study published by the University of Minnesota, which found that early childhood homework “helps build a strong sense of mastery.” , responsibility and self-confidence”.
A study that followed more than 80 children throughout their lives found that children who started household chores early were more likely to have good relationships with friends and family, as well as academic success and, ultimately, academic success. career compared to those who did not have housework as children. Just like little children should know the value of money; they need to learn the value of cleaning. Here are 12 ways to teach them that cleaning is important not only to get them to do it voluntarily on a regular basis (although this is a definite plus), but throughout their lives.