Assigning chores to our children has more benefits than just taking the load off of us parents for a while.
Assigned chores are great for children. They help the child feel like part of the family, they teach the child new skills, they help the child function independently within the home, and they help teach the child the sense of satisfaction from a job well-done.
If you’ve never incorporated chores into your family life, it may seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be!
When assigning chores, it’s important to keep it simple and manageable. You don’t want to overwhelm the child with too many chores or with chores that are too difficult for the child to complete. You also don’t want to overwhelm yourself.
To start, assign your kiddo with one daily chore. For little ones, picking up toys is a great place to start, or even putting dishes in the kitchen sink once they are done with a meal. For elementary aged children,...