7 Ways to Put Your Kids to Work This Summer (Make 'Em Earn It)! by Ann Marie Patitucci
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If you’re anything like me you’re worried our kids will wind up so entitled and enabled they’ll have nothing to complain about when they’re older. “When I was a kid I had to wait until I was 10 to get a smart phone. And the Wi-Fi was spotty in the rec room!”
We give our kids so much and do so much for them. I worry that we’re doing them a disservice. But it’s never too late to make a change. Let’s begin by putting our kids to work this summer!
- Let them get their hands dirty by doing the dishes, taking out the trash, etc.
- Require them to keep their rooms clean.
- Have them make dinner. (Always supervise younger children!)
- Volunteer as a family.
- Require them to earn screen time.
- Discuss the value of work ethic.
- Let your kids make mistakes and learn from them. This will help them become more resilient.
Your kids will thank you for it ... one day!