One such example is teaching the children to clean up after themselves. I feel that it is important to teach a child this at a young age. Not only will it help to prepare them for when they are older and out on their own, but it will also ease the burden on you as a parent and give you help around the house.
I have found that a good way to teach a child how to clean up after themselves is to give them certain responsibilities around the house .These responsibilities can vary depending on the age of the child. For example, my four year old will have different responsibilities than my six year old.
Responsibilities that are good for a child include:
- placing used dishes in the sink
- making the bed daily
- folding clean clothes
- Placing dirty laundry in the hamper
- Sorting through clothes to wash
- Vacuuming or sweeping the floor
Other than doing chores, you may want to teach your child how to handle money and how to make some basic meals. Or, if you have a pet assign the care of the pet to the child. The child can make sure that the pet has food and water each day. Not only will doing this teach the child responsibility, but it will also teach them how to care for others.