In one of my article I said “Your time is best gift to your child” (https://world4womencom.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/your-time-the-best-gift-to-your-child/). I am sure everyone would agree with it but many find it difficult to do it effectively. Thanks to our lifestyles, complications, obligations, choices made out of compulsions we as well as our kids are at the receiving end due to “Lack of Time”.
Well it is not practically possible to sit with them and spend couple of hours separately or exclusively because of various deadlines we have. In this scenario I think sharing chores with kids can be a very effective way of spending time with kids. Sharing of chores here doesn’t mean burdening them with orders over orders, I believe you know what I mean. Ask them to arrange plates on table for dinner, ask them to arrange books on rack or do their beds, they can accompany you in tasks like shopping from super market or gardening. There are numerous petty chores that your kids can be a part of to make the big difference – for you and for themselves.
How sharing of chores with kids can be instrumental in their development?
- Helps In Developing Bond: Guiding kids how to go about a task, appreciating their participation and most importantly being patient while handing over the responsibilities or handling the crises (I mean mistakes) gives a definite boost to the bonding between parents and kids. Such moments can help parents / kids to get closer, to understand each other (starting from understanding the instructions 😁), talk more often thus giving quality time that we were talking about earlier.
- Independent individuals in making: To begin with delegation of responsibility as chores helps kids not only to learn daily tasks but it makes them independent over the period of time. They become responsible as well. And confidence is surely an icing on cake.
- A helping hand for sure: Help from those tender hands would surely make your day, isn’t it? And over the period of time when those hands master the little tricks they surely prove to be a huge help and relief.
So dear parents don’t stress too much thinking you are unable to spend time with your kids. Just give this idea a chance, make smart use of time, let your kids share the chores, contribute in their development the fun way!