Aside from being a way to divvy up housework and offer pocket money, there are many benefits to introducing chores in your household. We have teamed up with a senior school in Devon to explore how chores support children in their overall development.
Ownership and Responsibility
Chores allow children to take ownership of set tasks in their household, allowing them to have a sense of responsibility and ownership. This can teach them to stand by their commitments and meet set expectations later on in life.
Time Management Skills
Extra responsibilities mean having to find the time to fulfil them. This can teach children about time management and prioritisation, allowing them to manage their time more efficiently.
Understanding The Meaning of Hard Work
Earning pocket money through completing chores teaches children about the value of money and how hard their parents have to work to afford things. This can make children more appreciative of the things that they have and motivate them to work harder so that they can land a high-earning job. You can also use it as an opportunity to teach your child about how to manage money, for example how to save and budget.
Good Habits for The Future
Chores teach children about cleanliness and basic hygiene, allowing them to develop good cleaning habits from an early age to take through to adulthood. This will ensure that they can take care of themselves and their wellbeing.
Respect for The House
Having an understanding of what it’s like to clean up can make children more aware of the mess they create. This can teach them to show respect towards their house so that mess isn’t left for others to clean up.