“Let kids be kids! They have to grow up so quickly these days.”
“It’s faster to just do it myself.”
“My child is too young for chores.”
These are common comments heard when someone brings up young children helping around the house. And yet, the same people who make these comments also tend to say things like, “I’m so tired of picking up the same toys over and over again.”
Kids do need to be allowed to be kids and have fun, but it’s also our job to train them to become responsible, capable adults. This includes teaching them how to manage a home. Because we won’t always be there to pick up after them.
Check out my ideas on how to teach kids to pitch in at my guest post at Ottawa Mommy Club blog.