>> Jan 16, 2014
When it comes to children helping with the household work, there isn't really that much to talk about. As we all know, children are great at doing anything they are the least bit accustomed to. And getting your children acquainted with the art of cleaning will have tremendous effects on both their personality and their will to succeed. For you see cleaning, when done properly, can open up a whole new world of opportunities for the young, still developing mind. In this article we are going to discuss some of those wonderful benefits, and how can you do to help your children further their ambitions.
Cleaning As A Way of Developing Independent Thought
As children grow older, their whole mindset start working toward establishing independence; both from their parents and from society in general. You can further this process by having your children help out with whatever housework you are doing at the moment. Of course you can begin by instructing them, that it is going to be their responsibility to make their own beds; wash their own dishes and take turns taking out the rubbish. You will see that in time, you children will start to seek the adventure of taking care of themselves; no longer depending on their parents for the littlest of things.
Cleaning as a Way of developing better time management skills
Let's be honest; children are terrible at keeping with appointments, following schedules etc.etc. You can help them better themselves, only by introducing the element of cleaning to their lives. And even though your children are busy enough as it is (with school, homework and what have you), I promise you that with a few extra minutes of doing household chores, you can further their time management skills and prepare your kids for a lifetime of meeting, appointments and of course, house work.
Cleaning as a way of developing a sense of responsibility
Children are not very responsible yes, but that is not because they lack the brain capacity or the will. The fact is that we don't present our children with the opportunity to be responsible and show us that they are indeed honest and trustworthy. By having them take care of their own cleaning troubles, you are in fact helping your children at developing an adult-like, responsible behaviour, that is sure to follow them for their rest of their lives.
Cleaning as a Life Challenge
Your children must learn that the world, as it is, does not own them anything and that everything in life, from sports cars, to big three-story mansions, must be fought for by any means necessary. If you want a clean room, a clean kitchen and a clean home, you must do it yourself. Mum and dad won't be always around to be taking care of you, so the sooner you start fending for yourself, the better. Children will pick up on this and in time become truly independent in their actions.
Cleaning as an exercise
Last but not least, let us not forget that cleaning is a psychical activity, and god knows children nowadays are not getting enough of that. Making your kids do housework will not only help them become better adjusted adults, but by doing physical exercises, you are promoting good health and a winning/sporting attitude.
Author Bio: Jessica Conars loves to write about cleaning and parenting. She provides deep cleaning for home but her free time she spends with her kids.