Nobody likes chores, right? Well, we can all agree that these household tasks that we have to repeat day after day are not exactly fun, but they still need to be done. And the earlier your kids learn that, the better.
Not only it will be great for you to have some help around the house, but your kids will actually benefit from it a lot. According to Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University and author of How to Raise an Adult, doing chores is a crucial thing for kids that will help them become successful later in life. Lythcott-Haims spoke at a TED Talks Live event where she shared her view on kids and chores. You can watch that video below.
Why are chores so important for children? “By making them do chores — taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry — they realize I have to do the work of life in order to be part of life,” she told Tech Insider. Those are the kids who learn that things won’t just do themselves and that they need to put in work if they want results. Makes sense, right?