Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Big Helper

I love that our little guys enjoy helping around the house and what better time to encourage them to help but now when they are so willing to do so. Jonathan felt like such a big guy when his Daddy let him use the weed whacker to trim around the porch. He did a great job and so enjoyed it. So I say, "Why not," with continued practice he'll get better and better before long he'll be able to do it on his on ( in a few years before he does it with no supervision).

I believe we do our children a disservice by not giving them the opportunity to help. We are not taking their childhood away from them when we have them do chores. We are, however, helping them be more responsible and giving them skills they will need as adults. Keeping a home, cooking and cleaning does not just come naturally when they become adults, it's much better that they receive training while in the safe learning environment of home. And it's never too early to start.

Did you have chores as a child and are you grateful, or maybe you didn't and had to learn everything on your own as an adult? How did your experience make a difference in your adulthood?

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