The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama:
It’s the end of the school year and summer is just around the corner. Why not take a little time this Mother’s Day week to think of ways that you can involve the little family members in some daily tasks around the house. It’s a little gift for you! Letting up a little on expectations and control, you’ll gain so much more – independent children, less tasks for just you to complete and most importantly, children that know the importance of contribution and responsibility.
The following post is from Joshua of Becoming Minimalist:
Hey look, I get it. Kids and chores don’t always play together very well. Some days, it can be a downright battle to get kids to complete their duties around the house. I have two young children myself (9 & 5), and I know firsthand that getting kids to do chores around the house is often times easier said than done. But it’s a battle worth fighting. It teaches kids proper work ethic, responsibility, time management, and the importance of family.
Around our house, we have “daily” chores for our kids and “weekly” chores. For some parents, it can be so difficult to get kids to complete any chores at home that the thought of requiring daily chores may sound like too much to ask. But we believe there are a number of benefits to having kids complete their chores on a daily basis: [read more…]