IF YOU ONLY REMEMBER ONE THING, MAKE IT THIS:
Absolutely ANYTHING can be a learning opportunity!
We all like to live in an organized home, so sooner or later you’ve got to clean. Wait until the kids go to bed OR:
- Include your child in everyday tasks that are fun for you and him. Be patient with his efforts. It takes time to master a new skill.
- Encourage your child to help with the laundry by separating the lights and darks or transferring items from the washer to the dryer.
- Include your child in chores like dusting or loading the dishwasher. You could say something like this to a preschooler, “Will you please get me the Pledge? It’s under the sink in a yellow spray can.”
Modeling cheerful work is spiritual development. Having an independent child in just a few years will be PRICELESS!