Saturday, August 13, 2016

Challenge Myself: Day #60 Chores: Early Teaching Tool

Today is Day #60 of our Nar Anon Group Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today is about teaching a child with chores. 

The book says,

Assign age appropriate chores for your children and reward them with a regular allowance. Although some financial experts say not to link chores to an allowance many parents do.

Earning an allowance through work instills in the child a sense of responsibility, accountability, self discipline, and pride for work done.

Allowances are also a great way to teach your child about money management. Give them the option of earning extra money for special projects. Teach your children how to wisely spend, save, and depending on their age, invest.

When it is their own money they must spend for the things they want, chances are they will learn to make better-informed purchasing decisions. And you will feel happier when your children are no longer treating you like you're the bank.

Who can remember having chores to do?

I remember mama made us do chores. I can't say we liked doing them. Back in those days we made $2 a week.

The day came when I started my home and chores were an everyday thing around the house. I was happy that I did have that early teaching.

A chore chart is an easy way to start teaching very young kids responsibility. The pic above is an example of some chores that are age appropriate.

For instance when kids empty the toy box, then it is their job to pick up the toys. In our house that was the rule. If we had to pick them up those toys they were put away for a period of time and not allowed to be played with. Or we took a favorite toy away for a few days.

Allowances didn't come until a later age.

Family Education: Kids and Chores

Just For Today: I am grateful for the early teaching even when I didn't want to do something.

pic found @ Sunshine and Hurricanes
From the book: Live Happy

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