Do your children do chores? Even if they complain while they do the chores, you’re doing the right thing. Your kids need more responsibility nowadays, not less.
Did you know nowadays, most kids spend an average of six hours looking at screens. This can include watching tv or playing on a device.
More and more children are starting to believe that life is meant to be fun and full of time playing. As babies, we fill the beginning of their lives with toys and things to keep them occupied. Even at school, teachers are trying to keep their lessons fun and entertaining. College now is even starting to focus on fun activities instead of the curriculum.
Now you must be thinking that I hate to play, which is not true. I believe play is actually very important both for kids and adults, healthy even.
However, nowadays, society is focusing more on having kids play and be free. More and more people are afraid of giving kids too many responsibilities and overbearing them.
Back in the day, this was the exact opposite. Kids had time to play, but they also had their responsibilities. They were viewed more as adults in training then kids who needed to play.
So what is there to do?
Give Kids More Responsibilities
We need to teach our children to work hard. If not, they can become self-centered and not work when they become older.
Now, this doesn’t mean to give your little one tons of responsibilities all at once! This should be a gradual thing. Start off small, and work your way up. Maybe they clean up their toys themselves, to begin with. Then, when this is accomplished, maybe then they can put away their clothes, and so on.
Your kids need more responsibility to help them with their future. If they do not learn to look after themselves, they will struggle as an adult. They won’t know how to cook or clean when they finally have a place of their own. They will struggle with getting a job. That is why you need to start giving them things to do around the house.
Kids should have fun, but that is not their priority. It should be on learning how to take care of themselves and be better adults for the future. This is what will help the world most of all.
The world doesn’t need more playtime, it needs kids that have been taught to be responsible. You can help your child by teaching them chores. Then, you can add more things.
In the end, your kids will thank you. They will understand how much it has helped them prepare for their future. The world will be a better place because of your efforts to give your kids more responsibility.