Teachers say that children who have learned to accept jobs at home are better able to accept being in charge of their own learning. Here are some ways to get your kids to pitch in.
- Make sure responsibilities are clearly understood. If your children are not used to helping out, have a meeting to discuss why they must get involved. Involve everyone in the family when assigning jobs.
- Make yours an equal opportunity household. Boys should learn about food preparation and laundering clothes. Girls need to learn how to handle simple household tools. House-hold chores can be a way of giving your kids survival skills for later life.
- Develop methods of reminding children. Some families post a chart on the refrigerator. Each day, family members check off their jobs as they complete them.
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