Do you make your kids do chores? Why or why not
My kids aren’t chore age yet but when they are yes. It teaches them how to do things and responsibility.
My son is 14 months old, and he’s not quite old enough to get the full concept of chores, but I have him help pick up his toys, and help make his bed, or pick up little things. And if it’s a chore he can’t do yet, I talk to him and explain what I’m doing. I think chores are incredibly important. It teaches children responsibility, ownership, pride, time management skills, and life skills because when they are on their own, they need to know how to not live like pigs or expect mom to come do it for them. I’m very much an advocate of chores and making them age appropriate, but still helping them learn to be responsible and what it means to have pride in their space, the things they own and their home. We all want our children to be responsible and succeed in life, and it’s all founded on the building blocks of what we teach them as children!
My son is 13 months and his first chore is to check the mail. We carry him to the mailbox and he opens it, we take the mail out, amd he closes the mailbox.
I think chores teach responsibility, work ethic, and then, most important to me, it keeps him connected to the household. We all have our own chores that we do to maintain our household.
Once he is ready, his next chore will be to match all the socks while I am folding laundry.
My son will be 2 next month. We don't have set "chores," but he does help around the house. He has to pick up his toys at the end of the day, he likes to feed our dog, and we even made a swiffer that's his size because he always wants to help clean the floors. My husband and I felt it's important to start having him help around the house early to instill a sense of responsibility and ownership. At this point he still thinks it's fun, we'll see how that attitude changes as he gets older, haha.
Yes we will.
My hopes is that it will teach industriousness. Being helpful. Selflessness. Independence.