Sunday, February 28, 2016

Give Your Kids Some Dangerous Chores

Junior Apprentice With Drill

One foolproof way to increase your kid’s interest in doing chores around the house is to make them a bit “dangerous.”

Slice some fruit. Pound some nails. Chop some wood.

Gasp! You’re thinking “emergency room” right now aren’t you?

Why take the risk?

Confidence. Resilience. Pride.

Of course, you’re going to have to use some of that archaic stuff known as “judgement” to know whether and when your child is ready for the risk/reward of a “dangerous” chore.

Then, the recipe is simple: Show. Guide. Back-off.

Still nervous about taking off your kid’s bubble wrap? Read this excellent essay to boost your confidence.

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