Research shows having kids do chores can help them emotionally, academically and with their relationships.
It’s hard to believe that simply having kids put dishes away or clean bathroom sinks can be so powerful.
But here’s why: children who do chores are learning to be responsible. They’re learning that they’re part of a greater whole (in this case, their family) and it feels good to be a contributor (which increase self-esteem).
Kids also learn that unpleasant work is sometimes necessary. The not everything we do is fun or enjoyable, but still serves a purpose.
I have yet to meet a parent who doesn’t want their child to do chores. What most parents struggle with is how to get started and keep kids motivated.
The following posts to the right and below can help. They cover a range of topics about kids chores including how to begin and which chores are age-appropriate.
I also put together an email course to help parents get started. Simply click the link below, answer a few questions so I can send you exactly what you need, and you’ll be well on your way to getting started with kids chores.
Chores for Kids: How to Get Started
a free course for parents