Parents, mostly, don’t let their children take active part in doing chores, they want to preserve childhood for as long as possible and let “kids be kids.” Which is a fair point of view but there are many positive benefits of giving kids chores.
Consider these reasons why your child should help around the house:
Doing chores help teach life skills. Laundry, cooking and budgeting are vital skills that they should know once they grow up. They are kids now but won’t be forever! Once they move out, they will thank you for helping them learn basic life skills.
Chores make children responsible and self-reliant. Assigning kids regular chores instill a sense of responsibility in them. Also, when the chores are personal to them say cleaning their own bed or maintaining their shoe rack, can help them become more self-reliant.
Chores help reinforce respect. Children don’t realize how much hard work goes in maintaining a household. It takes moving away from home for most of them to appreciate everything that parents do. But when you assign them chores, they become more aware of the messes they make and are respectful toward everyone who keeps the house in order.
Chores build a strong work ethic. You can tie completing a chore with a reward for your kid, such as allowing them to have an ice cream. Appreciating children for a job they do well can also spark an entrepreneurial spirit in them, making them more sincere toward their tasks.
Chores help families to bond. Doing a tedious, boring chore can be fun when you are, alongside, talking to your grandfather and bonding with him. Who knows may be your child ends up opening up to you about various events in their life?
Having mentioned why it is important to make your kid do chores, the next question that comes is how can we get our child to do the basic chores? Is there any interesting way? Well, there is!
Pamakid is an app that comes to your rescue in this case. The app offers children-friendly visuals and interface that can boost your child to do a basic chore. It is specifically designed for kids and parents who are looking toward a holistic development. And no holistic development can begin without teaching kids basic life skills/ chores.