Chores contribute to a child’s organizational abilities, speed, maturity, self-discipline and self-confidence. Hence, it is believed that children who help out with chores at home are more likely to be more successful at school.
Are you worried that your kids seems to be growing selfish? Chores help kids to learn to serve others for example, asking a child to clean up the dishes after a family meal. It helps them imbibe the rare quality of putting the needs of others above theirs.
When kids are aware that in the morning, for example, they are expected to do so and so…it helps them grow into responsible and hardworking adults.
Chores are otherwise called ‘labor of love’. This is because it affords families the opportunity to work together in unity. It is pleasant to see how a huge ‘mountain’ of laundry can be demolished when all hands are on deck. Doing chores together as a family leaves a sweet feeling of camaraderie.
It gives children a warm sense of belonging. By helping out in the chores at home, they come to realize that they are a valued member of the family.
Also, it helps relieve the parents especially the mother, the stress of doing house cleaning alone all the time. Remember, learning to delegate is one of the key ways to manage stress.