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When a baby arrives, a home naturally grows with love and laughter. But few parents would ever mention that one secret: the list of chores grows too. Well, the good news is, as your newborn grows into a toddler, he’d only be too happy to do everything you’re doing. So how about enlisting his help with the household chores? It’d not only sharpen his motor skills; chipping in will make him feel like he’s part of the family too.
But first, here are some guidelines for you so you can make this a fruitful experience for your child:
Mind your manners. Because courtesy creates a cheerful helper.
Be specific with your instructions. For example, instead of telling your child to pick up his toys, say “Please pick up your toys and put them in the blue toy box”.
Praise often – and get it going right away, even before the chore is done! It is crucial to create positive momentum, especially with young kids.
A cleaning plan
Print out our chore chart and fill in the boxes with tasks. Depending on his age, here are some chores you could consider:
Put dirty laundry into a basket
Wipe the table after mealtimes
Make the bed
Store shoes where they belong
Gold star stickers never hurt too, so reward generously and show him how pleased you are with his hard work!