kids do housework

April 8, 2010 2:18am CST
there are rules in my home that on every sunday i won't be home from housework until next day.the kids will take care of themselves.i'ii prepare foods in the refrigerator .the kids can heat up the stew and make the salad,set the table .after dinner they always clean the table and wash the dishes,and put them away.they are so happy with do housework .do you let your kids do housework?is this a good way for childre's growing up?
10 responses
@redhotpogo (4398)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Ya its a good way to learn responsiblity, just as long as it doesn't go from learning responsibility to slave work. Remember you are suppose to take care of your kids, not your kids take care of you.
8 Apr 10
oh!my God!i wish my kids can take care of me that is so fine.maybe that is become truth on this sunday!good lucky!
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I totally agree. Kids should start learning how to do these things early because it's an everyday fact of life. It has do be done nicely and turn into a habit. Their attitude towards household chores should be established before they find it nice to indulge with the outside world. Parents won't always be around and kids won't always be at home so an early training is a smart idea. Values are first formed at home and finding oneself responsible enough with everyday necessity as such is a good start.
@werty009 (404)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
well it's kind of good rule cause the kids can be independent they will learn to do household chores it will really really help them,it's just like be like a training for life
@evepin (723)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
why daughter is still too young, but at this early she already knows the concept of cleaning up. example, if i tell her to fix her crayons then she puts them back in her crayon holder. i believe that kids should be taught how to do housework, but i guess it is the parents who should do the primary tasks. parents should also oversee things around the house. however, parents' laziness and not wanting to do house chores, for me, shouldn't be the reason why they are teaching or letting their kids do housework.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
For me yes it is true it lead the way to there responsibility like me when I'm kids my parents do that on me for now I don't take a Borden to my parents so continue you have a good child in the future.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
if they are old enough to do household work then why not besides they must also know their duties and responsibility at home so they will grow up as a responsible person. i remember before when i was still a child. we are eight actually but i grow up with my 2 brothers coz the rest need to stay in the city for school and work. so what my mother did to have a balance work at home, like monday/wednesday i will be the one to do the dishes, tuesday/friday my other brother then thursday/sauturday my other brother, if one failed then must take the schedule of the other one and vice versa. when it comes to laundry we only do that every saturday and we also help our mother like i will be the one to hang the clothes and let them dry and my other brother help me, while my mother do the washing and my brother too. in cleaning the house we need to clean our own room and outside and my mother will clean the rest. then sunday is our rest day so our mother will do all the things. sometimes my father do the cooking but he never clean nor wash. istill remember those days and for me its good training for having responsibility.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 10
I have not got children. In my family every one have their own responsibility in house, me and my sister share our house job duties. Me will handle cooking and washing cloths, my sister do washing the plate and Moping the house. The rest will be handle by my parent and brothers. My mom say its the way we pay for our meal and expense by working at home.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I agree that its good way for children who is growing up. But in the case of my son, a simple washing of the dishes he could not do it properly because he keeps on crying while doing the chores. By simply putting the laundry on the clothes hamper he also could not do it unless I remind him. I am really having hard time to tell him what he need to do or at least help the household chores.
@allknowing (65014)
• India
8 Apr 10
All of us had to do household chores allotted to us. My mother was quite organised and also very romantic in that there were incentives for good and fast work done. Some chores such as keeping a watch on items that were kept for sun drying to keep away the birds was one chore we all hated. So we would bribe each other to do each other's chores if we were not in a mood but it was fun all the same.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
8 Apr 10
When I was growing up there were five of us to do the housework. My mom had a chart with all the chores that needed to be done. Each week we had different chores so no one had to keep doing the same chore. Plus we learned to do all the housework. We had to do all the housework on Saturdays and couldn't go out to play till it was all done. I do believe it helps in the development of a child and it gives them good work ethics.