It’s the simple things that we have our children do, like making their bed, that teaches them self discipline and self worth which is needed as they become adults.
When it comes to teaching your children responsibility and giving him or her structure, what are some of the things that you have them do? Do they do them without hesitation or do they have to be told?
Why are kids not required to make their beds in the morning anymore? This simple little task may arguably do as much to instill a sense of structure, responsibility, self-discipline, and self-worth in our kids as well as anything they could do, especially if their beds are inspected for being made to a standard of excellence.
Now think about it, requiring that our kids make their beds in the morning before leaving the house or eating breakfast means the day starts with structure and it ends with structure because when they slide into bed at night they’re enjoying what they invested in earlier in the day, a neat bed, not a chaotic looking mess. There is a subconscious benefit to this act that just might bleed over into other aspects of their lives as well.
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