Beyond the fun this summer lies the opportunity for making your kids develop some sense of responsibility. Vacation is good, summer camp is fun and while it’s nice to expose your kids to a variety of experience as they enjoy over 6 weeks off from serious schoolwork, summer can also provide the opportunity for kids to learn chores and contribute to the family. Yes, the thought of your child having a roommate when they finally progress to tertiary institution should be your major motivation to instil in them, every sense of responsibility. And yes, they are going to live with a partner eventually either as a husband or a wife and you don’t want your child to become a slob that is difficult to put up with. Therefore, resist the urge to do it alone and afford the kids some opportunity to learn this summer .
Here are 7 ways to motivate your child to do chores this summer
- First, explain why it’s important to do chores. Sometimes the only way to enforce obedience is by making the child see reasons why he/she must carry out a specific task assigned to them.
- Doing the chore together until your child is ready to do it on his/ her own. This can slow up the work for you truly but remember you aren’t doing this because you need them to assist you in the actual sense rather you are impacting knowledge and instilling a sense of responsibility in them. So, resist the urge to do it alone.
- Develop a list of chores (chore chart in this case) and be clear about what each person’s chores are for each day or week.
- After a task is completed, talk about why it’s great that a particular job has been done
- Before correcting, show an interest in how your child has done the job
- Add some bit of incentives to chores. Your kids would rather prefer to spend the whole day watching television. If you do a reward system like screen time after chores, then there’s a possibility that they will not be reminded the next day before they clean up their rooms, flush their toilets and empty the trash.
- Help them improve and be better by introducing more challenging chores. If they’re already used to clearing the trash bin, make it harder by having them fold their clothes entirely by themselves.
Chores from an early age helps shape kids into self-sufficient, responsible, well-rounded and well-adjusted adults. At least from 5 years and above, your child is expected to know some basic chores and perfect them day by day. Don’t read alone, click the share button to share with your network.