Kids at home & Cleaning
Many families have recently experienced: parents at home- office with a lot of work, and children taking virtual classes. This is a new challenge families have been facing. As well, being at home all time increase the mess at home and you might need more time to clean your home. Am I right?
Parents.com shared “15 secrets to cleaning with kids” I consider the provide a very unique guide to parents having cleaning troubles or difficulties that might involve kids.
- “Make kids part of the cleaning solution”: Involve them in cleaning activities.
- “Start’ em young”
- “Have realistic expectations”: Be proud of the child’s efforts.
- “Be specific”: Provide detailed information about the job.
- “Paint a picture”: Use visual aids to help kids to organize each object.
- “Set limits of toys”
- “Visit the land of Make – believe” Make of cleaning and organizing a creative experience!
- “Work then dance” Enjoy your cleaning time, make it fun.
- “Play the Color game”
- “Have a cleaning contest”
- “Put it in writing”
- “Liven up the chore chart”
- “Plan a yard sale”
- “Frame”: Establish time frames for each activity.
- “Don’t redo their work”
As well, according to an article recently published by NBC news : “Kids who start doing chores early are more likely to have relationship, academic and career success”
Do you agree?
“Dr. Tamar Chansky, psychologist and author of several books including “Freeing Your Child from Anxiety” points to a study published by the University of Minnesota, which found that giving children household chores at an early age “helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance.” The study, which followed over 80 children throughout their life, found that kids who started doing chores early (at about age 3 or 4) were more likely to have good relationships with friends and family, as well as academic success and eventually success in their careers when compared with those who didn’t have chores as young kids.”
Here are other tips that might help you to teach kids the value of cleaning:
Avoid cleaning as a punishment
Explain hygiene and cleaning are important.
Inspire your kids to clutter and done to a charity