Monday, June 27, 2016

What age should we teach our Kids doing Chores?

I can't exactly remember at what age I learned on putting my toys away and such but, I can surely remember at the age of 7 or 8, there was a night I was the one who washed our dishes, including the casseroles and all. It was not fun I tell you. I was too short to even reach the faucet, good thing my father was guiding me while I was doing the chore.



BTW, it was my 'stepmother' who told me to wash the dishes because as what she'd said, I was growing up pulling a Jon Snow, meaning I know nothing. Haha! But I am sincerely thankful to her because without her I would not be this strong, independent woman, and I wouldn't be part of the top students in our class! Becauseee she wouldn't stop teaching me Math until I know it! I would be crying already at around 10 in the evening and her heart is so cold like winter. And if it's exam week, my little me couldn't go out of the house. I would be locked up in the bedroom reading my books and reviewing my lessons -well, not really locked up, but I can't go out. Even if my exams are on Monday, my Saturday is for learning. She's that strict. Mala-stepmother lang ng Cinderella. Lol

Now that I have my own child. I don't want to do the same obviously. But I want her to learn on doing things on her own at a young age. I want her to cook for me at the age of 2. Kidding! But if she can do it, why not! Lol

But seriously, I've seen kids today that can't even pick up something from the floor without telling them a billion times. And can't even asked to pass something without being annoyed. They must have been spoiled a little bit too much.

So, for my little girl, thankfully she's able to pick up things from the floor without telling her a billion times but maybe twice. Hehe! And she can put on her own slippers the right way -which I am so proud of! Hihi! And she can somehow put away her toys with a little help from me of course. She'll just do what I do like put her toys in her toy bin, but most likely than not, it would not be arranged properly so I usually just do it again but I'm happy that she knows how to do it. I guess it's a start, right? :)

Oh, I saw this photo on facebook. I don't really know who it's from as I've saved it a long time ago.

I know some on the list are a bit too much for the said age but I think mostly are age appropriate. 

Or maybe we could not follow the list.

What I'm just trying to say is that I think our children should be aware of these minor chores so that they'll learn how to be responsible in some way. I believe it will be beneficial to them in the future. Because I tell you, I've seen a lot of kids today that are too spoiled or just too lazy that they would even ask all the people around to do things for them it irks me to death. Maybe because I for one is not like that. I don't depend on people. I can say I'm independent in most ways. If I could do something on my own, I'd probably do it. And I just hope my little girl would be the same like her Momma -to not be too dependent on people.

 But still, it's all up to us, their parents, on how our child/dren would grow up, right? ;)

16 comments:

  1. I agree with you that we need to teach kids to do chores. Last January, I printed a chore chart and listed all the chores/tasks that my son needs to accomplish. He will put sticker once finished. There is no money reward because I believe that everybody should help in our house. Now we don't have chore chart anymore because he knows what he needs to do. This reminds me that I haven't blogged about it. :)

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  2. I like giving my kids something to do in the house, I think they enjoying doing some things. They feel matured and independent. However, I always remind myself that if they don't do it, it's okay, because it's still a mom's responsibility to provide and do things in the house, but it's still great for kids to LEARN how to do them in case they go to other houses, or go to camps, or when they are left alone...at least they know HOW to do some chores. =)

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  3. Teaching life skills is very important to our kids. They'll benefit from it when they grow up. Simple packing away of toys is a good start. You need to build a habit so that it becomes natural to her. I like the chart you shared so i'm keeping a copy. Thanks Mama Coi.

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  4. I would really fear my son if he could cook for us at age two. eheeh. Kidding aside, i guess its but proper to teach kids how to be independent and know some household chores. It not only help the mother ease some work but helps the kid learn responsibility. Surely they would hate it at the start but there would come a time they will thank their parents or stepmom for introducing them to chores at an early age.

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  5. What's good about our kids is that they're willing to help. They want to do adult stuff. My son, who's 2 just started offering to help with the dishes and taking the clothes out of the hanger. It's amazing every time he says, "I help you"!

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  6. I teach my kids to help out and cooperate in keeping the house in order as early as possible. With young kids, we need to make them seem like a game so they would not think that it's a chore. :) But I'm blessed that my kids are very proactive. They always like to be involved. That includes helping around the house. :)

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  7. I absolutely agree that 2-year-olds can already start helping out. I actually wrote a post on this: http://www.bringinguptheparks.com/9-ways-my-one-year-old-is-involved-in-house-chores-in-korea/ And that's when my daughter was still a 1-year-old a haha :)

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  8. Just a while ago, my youngest was creating a mess on the floor throwing pebbles from a pot. I left the kids in the balcony for a while because I had to attend to something. I was expecting to shout my lungs off because of the mess that I expected. I was so surprised however, when the floor was clean and my 4 year old had in his hands a broom and a dust pan. Whew! I must be doing something right.

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  9. I totally agree. It's hard to grow up knowing nothing about house chores. So, for kids we have to teach them little by little. We can't have a Yaya forever..

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  10. There is always a chore for even the youngest member of my family. I keep my boys toys by types in clear boxes. My boys knew they can only play one box at a time and would clean up after each box.

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  11. My teens when they were much younger were forced into roles of more responsibility because of our circumstances at the time. Today, I find them to be very responsible, independent and critical thinkers. Chores can be an excellent way to teach children life skills.

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  12. Ohhh, I love the list you posted! Read the part for the 2-3 year old and it seems we're on track (except the firewood! haha!) Grabbing this photo for future reference.

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  13. Same as you, I remember my brother and I taking turns in washing the dishes, preparing the tables and sweeping the floor during my elementary days. I also remember that every Saturday night, I iron my school uniforms. By those things, our mother taught us how to be responsible at early age.

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  14. I am guilty with this, the only chores that I can ask my son to do is to clean his toys and fix his bed. But if we don't have a yaya he help me to do dishes.

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  15. All my kids do their share of the chores at home. I started teaching them young. They learned how to put away their toys before they turned 1. :)

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  16. My daughter is now in charge of sweeping the floor, getting the table ready for meals, and cleaning it up after meals. I think it's okay to start them young because they would really benefit when they grow up.

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