Child development experts agree that giving
children a steady job of household chores actually builds self esteem
and develops a sense of responsibility. It also gives them good attitudes
about work and a sense of belonging.
Robyn's Nest suggests following to get started:
1) Choose age appropriate chores (see below)
2) Show your child how to do the job.
3) Help them get started by working along with your child until
they are old enough to handle the job themselves.
4) Be specific and give one direction at a time.
5) Use a chart with words and pictures for younger kids. Place
fun stickers to mark accomplishments.
6) Praise! Praise! Praise! Even if the job were not done the
way you would have done it. What's important here is pride in ones effort.
7) Be consistent. Stick with it.
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Note: The above are suggestions. Some children may be able to
do these at earlier or later ages.