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There are many benefits of teaching your kids to help you with the cleaning work. If you find the proper motivation for each one you will grow and raise children which are responsible and independent from an early age. The more time you spend with them the more this will pay off later when they grow up and become adults. Here you will learn 4 key benefits of motivating your kids to help you with the cleaning chores. Learning how to make their beds, clean and tidy their room, wash the dishes, wipe down the cabinets and shelves are all useful habits.
1. Learn to become more organized at school
The first step to becoming more independent and organized at school may be learning simpler tasks like helping with the cleaning of the furniture, sweeping of the floor, hoovering. You can assign your kids the task to clean and maintain tidy their room. Show them what you expect them to do, provide cloths and detergents and leave your kids to clean their own room. You can let them wipe the shelves and cabinets, remove fallen items from the floor, vacuum clean the carpets and wipe the hard floors depending on their age.
Just show your kids how to do this the first time and after they get used to the work you don’t have to help.
2. Become much more responsible adults
If you leave your kids the freedom to do the cleaning whenever they decide and show them that you trust that they won't cheat, this may motivate them better. Showing their parents how grown they are is something most kids want. Praise them that you are proud of the way they keep their room, cope with school tasks and how independent they have become. This is the best price which your kids can get from you. Teaching your kids more complex chores like washing of the dishes and others can be done at an older age.
3. Your kids will grow up to become capable adults
If you teach your children how to do cleaning tasks they show interest in this will make them more independent and less needy of your help. There are better things to do than grumbling over how messy their room is or how dirty and untidy the entrance area and shoes are or other things. You can find the solution to these problems by showing them how to keep the hallway clean, where to put their school backpack, etc.
4. Will grow happier having a sense of a job well done
If you let your kids help you with the household work by doing tasks appropriate for their age they will have the sense of being part of your family.
Teach them to how to load the dishwasher, rinse the dirty plates and other suitable tasks and praise how good they cope with them. This will make your kids happy and they will feel the home comfort which every kid needs.
Instead of demanding and punishing use positive motivational encouragement.
Apply proper motivation to stimulate your children carry out simple or more complex household and cleaning tasks. Start with maintaining their room and reach to work which your whole family should be involved with. This will make your kids independent, capable and feel part of your family life. They won’t ask why they should do this or that, but become more organised and willing to take part in more chores. Not only you will have less work and more free time, but you will give your children valuable lessons which will be useful to them and help them become adults.
Tilly Rose is from London. She runs a small business company called Maida Vale TenancyCleaners. In her free time she likes writing articles and guides about cleaning.