Leadership Strategies – Assisting

Should kids do chores? In modern society, more and more parents are starting to believe that their children should not do chores. Some of them feel that their child’s schoolwork is a priority and that chores only take time away from those more important lessons. Some parents feel it’s just easier to do the job themselves – that chores for kids would take too much of their time and patience. Still other parents would say, “You’re only young once” and feel that childhood should be reserved for playtime.

Back in the day when most Americans lived on farms, children were expected to pitch in and work to help their family survive. But as moms and dads left their homes and went out to work, more and more Americans have decided that children should be entitled to a life free from hard work or respo

It’s true that when boys are boys a certain amount of horse play is expected but it’s all the good accounting of boyhood. Play Boy Job There is a time, just before a boy becomes a man where he may become a little mischievous, he can’t help it, it’s in his nature. How can you enjoy being a boy if you don’t stir things up a little or at least keep the people around you guessing at what you’re going to do next. And what the heck, why not? How can a boy experience boyhood without being a boy? It’s the nature of the beast!

The girls will tame them in time.

The girls and mothers of the world may attempt to tame the boys but it is to no avail for boys are quite untamable. Their wondering minds seek adventure for the pure excitement in it. It doesn’t mean it has to make sense, it just has to get the adrenaline flowing. Quite frankly boyish things lead to manly accomplishments. Where else are you going to get on-the-job-training for manhood? To the ladies it may seem quite disturbing but deep down they love the wickedness in the boys. It’s a tradition after all, set forth by those adventurous boys of the past, a legacy that must be upheld, you know, king of the hill, leader of the pack and all that sort of thing.

Boys may be wild and smelly but they are always up for the challenge. Believe it or not they are not born to disrupt the whole of society or to aggravate female’s lives, they do have a more challenging part to play. fixguider Boys who cross into men become the pillars of the community, the heads of the family and the captain’s of industry. Make no mistake, the most prominent of men are still little boys . . .


When homeschooling boys, it is important to remember to teach them life skills right along with the rest of their schoolwork. And since our boys are home with us all day long, it’s very easy to incorporate these real life lessons into our day.

Our sons were eager to help out with chores from a very young age. Most young children actually do like to help their parents – they want to spend time with them and do the same tasks as their parents. If you have young children, now is the best time to get them involved with household chores. You will find them eager to please!

When starting a new task, children need to watch you and help you. You can work side by side, simply explaining the task. Kids will want you right there for direction and moral support. Soon it will shift from them helping you, to you providing a little help to them.

Next, children will have the knowledge they need to complete the task, but may forget something or need a reminder that it’s their turn.

You may reach a stage when the child not only does the job, but also does it with no reminding. It’s important to remember it takes years-not days or weeks for a child to move from helping you with a task to doing it alone without any reminding.

How many chores should kids be doing? That depends on their age and interests. Keep in mind that many kids are also busy doing schoolwork and extra-curricular activities as well. You are looking for a balance between all of their activities.

Should kids do chores? They definitely should! As with anything in life, implementing a chore system into your family will take some time. As when you start a new job and have to learn how things are done, the same is true for scheduled chores. Your children may take some time to figure out how to do their chores in a manner which works for both of you. Be prepared to give it a few weeks. Keep an eye on things, and be ready to adjust things if need be. Over a period of a few months, as things settle down, you will see a big improvement in how your family runs.

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Michelle Caskey has been homeschooling her sons for five years. Michelle graduated from the Western Michigan University with a degree in English and Computer Science. Read more of her homeschooling articles


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