“OMG,How can you ask your child to make his room or do his dishes ?”asked A to B. “That’s child labour.” added C. “Why are you making them work? Does it not kill their innocence?”, commented D.
Think , are you A , B, C or D? or are you like me ? Curious ? Just keep reading ..
Well I make my children fold their laundry, organise their closet , clean their study and many more.They even help me in the kitchen by way of fire less cooking. It solves us many purposes. How ? Read on..
1) They learn life skills. Who knows where they will be years later. We want them to stand on their feet right . Let them be self dependent.
2) Teaches them not to discriminate work. No work is deemed as mom’s or labeled for dad’s. This makes them better partners and better spouses.Every work is for everyone.
3) Organize themselves better making them responsible for their actions. Self management becomes handy when they have to struggle to manage time. Checking in their school routine , keeping the uniform ready and polished shoes gives them those precious 5 mins of extra sleep (did you just sighed).
6) Work becomes play and earns rewards for its doer. A good treat , a special cake or a favourite movie outing.
7) Helps in developing EQ. This is not taught at school , these lessons begin from home .
8) Every work is respected along with its doer. Imagine a day with no towel in the shower , no socks in the drawer or no milk in the fridge .
9) Kids learn to manage without you , and this surely gives you some me/our times with spouse calling for a special date night.
10) And if you think I am kidding , why don’t you try involving your kids in your daily activities( age appropriate ) and multiply your happiness manifold.You will find age appropriate printable in abundance on the internet.Just print one and get going ….
Still have questions ? Will you still call it child labour? “We reap what we sow”.
High time we sowed some good habits in our children.
Happiness and sunshine 🙂
P.S : Now that you have read till here, please feel free to highlight other advantages as well , in case I have missed. It will be a learning for all reading this.