Teaching Luke about responsibility and contributing to the household is a big part of the conversations in our house. He’s been helping me around the house since he was walking and a popular phrase you’ll hear from me is “I’m not here to serve you”. I’m not one of those Moms who waits hand and foot on their kids, I’m always happy to help but Luke always has to be involved somehow…it’s a great teachable moment for kids! One of his favorite lunch time sandwiches is PB & J and it’s up to him to get the jam, peanut butter and bread out and then I help teach him how to make his sandwich. Yes, he’s only 4 but one day he’s going to be on his own and if I’ve always done everything for him how will he ever learn to be self sufficient? One of my worst fears is that he grows up to be apart of the “entitlement generation” and expects everything to be handed to him. BUT…that’s a different post altogether!
We have this fantastic chore chart from Responsible Rugrats on Etsy and it’s a great way to help organize your kids chores. There are so many reasons I think these charts are great for kids, first of all they are easy to personalize to your needs! If you’re a home-schooler you can use a chart like this for your school subjects each day too. If you kids can read, it’s easy to use the word magnets or for younger kids you can use the picture magnets.
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How do you get your kids involved in chores at home?