Dr. Williams, a certified pediatrician and father of five, has been kind enough to share his secret ingredient to raise happy kids. It’s getting them involved in doing household chores!!
He shares, “The idea is that when children feel involved in shared responsibilities, they realize they’re contributing to a larger ecosystem, and there’s a real sense of self-worth that comes from that.” Here are how it helps;
- IMPROVE THEIR COGNITIVE SKILLS-
Dr. William feels getting children involved in the house in doing several tasks gets them to feel more emphatic and develop their cognitive abilities to realize people have different thoughts, experiences and needs.
- BETTER WORK ETHICS
Chores instill a better work ethic and fosters a “pitch in” mindset, says William and “Obviously, a better work ethic is going to translate into school and career success.” Its import to encourage children to go these chores as a team and appreciate them once they are done. Even if they don’t get it right, no negative criticism.
- STRENGTHEN FAMILY BONDS
William emphasizes, “When there’s a sense of we’re all in this together as a family, there’s some magic to it. It’s something parents can do for free that’s going to have obvious long-term benefits to their kids.”
- CHORES YOU CAN DO TOGETHER
Some examples of daily activities are feeding pets, mopping, meal preparation, laying the table, gardening and more.
- CHILDREN HELP OTHERS MORE
Children tend to be more helpful and less self-centered, if they are trained well and this education begins at home. You share work at home, you’ll do the same in the outside world.