Sometimes the easiest and most convenient way for parents to clean up messes is by simply doing it themselves. But if children constantly make messes and never clean them up, is this a good solution?
In our convenience-obsessed culture, parents should consider how doing chores can benefit children. Are your kids missing out on important character lessons because they do not have any responsibilities around the house?
How Kids Can Experience Growth Through Doing Chores
If you have a tendency to do everything for your child, then listen closely. You are probably not doing them or yourself any favors, and you are more likely to lose their respect when they get older. Yes, the carnal nature of most children has an aversion to work, but remember, their carnal nature is not the sum total of who they are as human beings.
They are wired in God’s image with a deep-seated desire and need to help. Giving kids chores gives them a sense of belonging, identity, self-worth, and fulfillment. Though their flesh will often push back, they need their parents to push even stronger in the right direction. Most kids can do chores as early as two years old. Helping you pick up their toys is a great start.
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