Monday, February 21, 2011

Ways to Simplify Your Life

CHORES CHORES CHORES -- I'm sure we all agree that it makes your life easier when the family helps out!  Chores are tasks around the house that have to be done.  They keep the household running smoothly and also will prevent the dirt & laundry from piling up.  They can be as simple as making a bed.  Some parents struggle with letting their kids do chores.  I'm not going to get into the reasons why but the positive aspects of assigning household chores far outweigh the negative.  Let your children help!  Don't criticize them, just let them try it & complete it to their ability.  If you have to "redo" their chore to your liking (some of us have more OCD than others) then redo it, however don't let your children so you do it.

Having your kids do chores provides a number of benefits. Chores for kids can:
  • Instill a sense of family by showing that everyone has a part in keeping the house running smoothly.
  • Come with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Help build self-esteem.
  • Help lay the groundwork for a good work ethic.
  • Earn praise for a job well-done.
  • Show that there are rewards and penalties when something gets done or doesn't get done. This is true whether money is attached or not.

Make chores fun!  Make it a game for little ones.  Maybe even do them together.  But whatever you do, Simplify Your Life & have your children do chores!!!

Here are some ideas for Age-Appropriate Chores.

What are some chores your kids do around the house? 

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