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Its vacation time again and we get to meet our friends and family and spend some quality time together.
We have extended family and we all decided to spend some time together . A big hall of the room was converted to a dormitory style bedroom so that we all can have long chats and late night coffee session too!
I instructed kids to do the arrangement. My boys especially the younger one is perfectly trained to make bed, without a single wrinkle of the bedsheet.
Yes,they are boys ,so what??
I had some surprised appreciation of cousins with contemporary age group children.
"How do they do it??"
A common question was asked by me. With all due respect and without offending anyone I feel that northern part of our country is still under the stereotype of how can children specially boy's can do household chores?
We start schooling at the age of three, slowly the child takes step by step progression. They learn alphabets and gradually go onto learning the language. How can they learn simple life management skills without being taught and trained gradually? I encourage them to keep their toys at a proper place. It might be a basket, carton, shelf or a corner of room, but the purpose is that children should know that it's their belonging which has to be taken care of by them only. Slowly, we ( me and children) made progression and assigned few more into list of their belonging. They were growing up and so was the list. A day came when they wanted a room of their own, and got it just on one condition that they will do the dusting and bed of that room.
The helper does the general cleaning but the room is maintained by them. I give them brownie points in form of a weekly treat as it reduces my work pressure and on the other hand they learn important life hack. Yes, doing simple household chores is very important to children.
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