The Effects of House Chores on Children
Many parents today initiate house chores for the purpose of just giving each child a fair share of the house work, and not considering the probable effects it can inflict on their kids. Kids may want to catch a glimpse of the latest movie but was eventually reprimanded by their parent because of an unfinished chore. Maybe the child is planning to join the summer camp but was forced to stay due to a long list of chores to be completed the entire season. Cases like these can bring negative effects instead of enjoyment. This includes boredom, loneliness and poor self-esteem. They can also develop a mean image of their parents.
House chores can steal a portion of children's time. Aside from that, they also demand effort and commitment. This is why parents must assign house chores carefully and in a fun way, with the purpose of raising healthy and active individuals. House chores may be pretty challenging and overwhelming, but if delegated in an unruffled and rage-free way, it can be enjoyable. Parents must educate their children as early as possible about the positive effects of doing house chores so that they will respond warmly with diligence and enthusiasm. They will also learn to respect what house cleaners do.
House chores may serve as a substitute for formal exercise, especially in our modern world today where most children have unhealthy lifestyles. Children spent most of their free times in front of the TV, computer, and various high-tech gadgets for their entertainment. Kids don't get enough exercise to create a healthy body. Therefore, there is an inevitable need for them to move. House chores can be wonderful options.
Children can be assigned to do tasks such as doing the dishes, sweeping and mopping the floor, cleaning their rooms, and a bit of window cleaning. They can also try outdoor chores like weeding, mowing, raking, and shoveling. Such chores are best done with parents so that the kids can enjoy their company and at the same time learn the task properly. Children need not do difficult tasks, as it can be directly assigned to a hired cleaner or maid.
A house chore done excellently can also bring satisfaction to children. They could take pride in the volume of chores they have completed, or the cleaning tips they learned. The feeling can be compared to attaining a high score in a school quiz. They can have more confidence and self-worth.
Above all, kids who do house chores will be good parents in the future because of the good training they learned while they were still young.