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)