Dads, give them chores
Posted On March 28, 2021
You have a chore to do around the house and you
children want to help. You know it can be nice
for help, but you’re feeling a bit impatient.
And you know it could turn into a two hour project
with a big mess to clean up. A mess that could be
avoided if you did it yourself.
We’ve all been there, haven’t we?
It can be much easier to do household chores and
projects without the help of your little friends.
After all, who has time in today’s world to make a
project more than necessary?
Why is it important to include your children in household chores?
Every once in a while, there is some research that reveals
something so important and relevant that it cries out
parents to hear it.
Researcher Marty Rossman, from the University of Minnesota,
studied a group of young adults from the time they were
Small children. The surprising results of the study were
that young adults who had participated in the household
housework when they were 3 and 4 years old, were more successful
adults than those who did not.
Specifically, these young adults were more likely to
complete your education, get off to a good start in a career,
develop adult relationships and avoid drug use.
Early participation in household chores was considered
more important to your success than any other factor,
On the other hand, if the children did not begin to participate
in household chores until adolescence, the
The experience appeared to backfire and had a negative effect.
about their success as young adults, using the same
What does this really mean?
When your young children feel like their dad (or mom)
believe you are capable of simple tasks
in the house, it’s an incredibly powerful message
Dad thinks I can do it!
If your kids think that’s how you feel about them when
go through life, you will also be the father of trust,
responsible and happy children. That is what is created when
you choose to see your children as capable and show them
you believe in them.
But it is not as easy as seeing them as capable. You
They also have to show patience in dealing with these tasks.
You can’t take care of them when they fight or “correct”
what did you do. Often it’s what you don’t do
communicate that you believe in them.
Imagine the difference you can make with your children by
allowing their participation in family tasks.
Imagine the difference in the esteem of your children when
feel like a productive participant in the family from a
You have time to include your children in household chores and
projects at home. Tell all the other fathers and mothers that
Know that they have time too.
It is too important not to.