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Making a Helper

Making a Helper

Recent research tells us that how you ask your children to help makes a world of difference.

According to psychologist, Christopher Bryan, “being called a helper makes kids feel like they’re embodying a virtue.”

Getting young children to help out around the home seems like a great idea in theory. In practice, you will need to be patient, remember that it will take extra time, manage expectations, and pick tasks that are age-appropriate. While it may seem like you are creating more work now, it is important to keep your eye on the prize.

The prize being:

Quality time with your child

Opportunities to learn

Development of gross and fine motor skills

Character building (empathy, compassion, kindness)

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