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Small Lifestyle Habits make up a person?

Small lifestyle habits make up a person??

In our lives, we have many built up tasks, such as washing dishes and laundry, the sheets that are always in disarray, and organizing the clothes in the closet. There are some who struggle and get stressed over these tasks even in adulthood. However, if you look at people who have practiced good habits since childhood, you can see that they always do what needs to get done, and that their surroundings are always neatly organized. These days, we are spending a lot of time with our children at home. How about teaching our children to participate in small things around the house, and helping making them feel proud when they fulfill their responsibilities?

One thing to remember when giving chores to children, is that we need to consider the age development of the child. And this may seem obvious, but it is a fact that we forget too often, as parents. The developmental stage of children is age-dependent. Even at the same age, it is important to consider the right task for each child, because each child has a different pace.

The list below is a list of things your child can accomplish, depending on their age development. However, it does not apply equally to all children, so please refer to the information below to plan what kind of things your child will be able to help with. I believe you will see another step of growth in your children through these tasks.

Ages 2 & 3 : Most tasks will require adult assistance. Although it may be faster for an adult to complete these tasks alone, keep in mind you are teaching your child “a chance to participate”, and that there are “tasks in which they can help”. These are the goals we are trying to meet.

· Make the bed with assistance

· Organize toys with assistance

· Put dirty clothes in the laundry basket with assistance

· Fill up your pet’s food bowl with assistance

· Dust

Ages 4 & 5 : Can complete simple repetitive tasks alone.

· Dress oneself with little assistance

· Make the bed with little assistance

· Carry light luggage from the car together

· Organize toys by themselves

· Wash hands

· Help set up the table before meals

· Separate colors (clothes) into different laundry baskets

· Be responsible for giving your pet’s food

· Hang up the towel after use

· Can clean their room

Ages 6 & 7 : Can proficiently complete repetitive tasks.

· Always make the bed

· Brush teeth on their own

· Decide on what they will wear, and dress themselves

· Be responsible for giving your pet’s food

· Organize and put away their clean laundry

· Clean up their room neatly

When the tasks listed above are trained in everyday life, and have the appropriate rewards for it, children come to do it themselves. With repetition, this can become good habits that your child acquires over time. During the times you are with your children, don’t only spend time playing, but give your child small chores that they can complete with you. The time spent completing small chores together will definitely be a precious time for our children, as they feel the joy of pride that they have never felt when when playing with toys.

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