Today’s Parenting Reminder:
Chores help children learn skills. Teaching children skills = love with no strings attached.
PICK UP YOUR SOCKS by Elizabeth Crarycan help you know what chores are reasonable for your child’s age.
When teaching your child the skills needed to do a chore, break the chore down into parts.
For example, making your bed = straightening the sheet, straightening the blanket, fluffing the pillow and smoothing out the top cover.
For young children, have them do just one part for a few days and when it is done well most days, move to the next part. On any days when it is not done well, calmly ask that they do it over.
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