As a father, we all dream of seeing our kids successful someday. We are anxious to send them to the best schools where they have a chance of getting a strong foundation. It is because we all know how hard life can be and how strong the competition can get. Not everyone will be on top, and as much as possible, we want our kids to be one of those who will be.
Our minds are busy thinking about hundreds of ways to make them ready for adulthood. We think of one thing, “I want my kid to have a better life, to not experience the hardships I went through.” Aside from working hard to pave the road of success, there is one way fathers can do at home to mold their kids for success, and that is to teach them the importance of learning and loving chores.
The Importance Of Teaching Kids Chores:
The kids nowadays are fond of playing arcade or video games. They are familiar with the concept of going through the first level and so on, and it is imperative that they pass each one. They understand that it gets harder and harder as you progress, and this concept is similar to learning and loving chores.
If the kids are familiar with this concept, it is much easier to make them understand why they need to do something and give it their best shot. For instance, kids should learn to wash the dishes, and along with learning it, they should know how to do it properly and why they need to do it. If they don’t, doing the chores could be troublesome for them.
Once you have instilled the concept of arcade or video games to the kids, it is also essential that you apply it accordingly by giving them the easiest chore first until they have perfected it and are ready to move on to the next.
Chores You can Teach The Kids:
Making their bed in the morning
Putting away toys
Emptying the trash bin
Organizing the bookshelf
Organizing the shoe shelf
Walking the dogs
Watering the plants
Sweeping and mopping the floor
Setting the table
Wiping off the table
Washing the dishes
Washing the car
Sorting clothes for laundry
Washing the laundry
Folding the laundry
Cleaning the bathroom
Cooking breakfast or other meals
Mowing the lawn
It is imperative that, as fathers, we allow our kids to grow up to be responsible as we all know how it could be in the adult world. Some people disregard the value of doing these things and even education. They say it doesn’t mean that when you are not good at doing chores, you would not be successful anymore. Yes, indeed. However, learning these things is not entirely to learn “how” but “why” – to understand that life starts easy, and if we are lucky enough, we’ll have fathers to teach us that success all starts with us making our own bed in the morning.