Let your children share daily chores at home, they will be more successful later in life
It is a well accepted fact across the world that parents are the role models for their children. This is the age of nuclear families, consisting of father, mother and one child or the maximum two children. In most families, both parents are working and in many cases, they are not working in straight shifts. In such situations children suffer more for lack of proper care and attention from their parents. They are forced to grow unloved and uncared and it may pave the way for an irresponsible life later and the parents will be reduced to be just money bags without any control over them.
But modern studies say if the parents take a little more care in bringing up their children by involving them in daily chores along with them at home, the children will grow up responsible and more loveable at home and in the society.
When they share household works with their parents, that will naturally make them feel that they are also part of the wellbeing of the entire family. A discipline of well behaving naturally sets in them and makes them self confident and responsible social beings. It will also help them realize the nature of work their parents do and the struggle they go through in daily life.
There are so many things where children can help their parents such as from washing dishes, cleaning home, doing laundry, watering plants etc. Since they are doing all these jobs along with their parents, they never get bored. Sharing these chores will make them more confident and help them be more successful later in life.
Renowned author and former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, Julie Lythcott-Haims told Tech Insider recently that. “By making them do chores — taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry — they realize ‘I have to do the work of life in order to be part of life.’”
Lychcott-Haims says, “If kids aren’t doing the dishes, it means someone else is doing that for them. And so they’re absolved of not only the work, but of learning that work has to be done and that each one of us must contribute for the betterment of the whole.”
She strongly believes that “children who grow up doing chores become more successful people with better work ethics in the future.”( Information courtesy: My Daily Magazine)