0- Why it matters
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re already convinced of the importance of getting your children involved in daily Family Tasks. In that case, you may stop reading! 🙂
Here are the 3 main reasons why it is important that every one participate at home:
1- Giving responsibilities to your children helps them grow up and value work
In our recommended procedure, not only do children take an active part in the daily tasks of the family, but they also take an active part in the definition and repartition of tasks.
2- Your children will be proud when they share with their friends and family
It may take a couple of years, but you’ll know you’ve achieved something genuinely good, when they start pitching your task management system to their peers and your family. And you too may legitimately feel some pride at this point. 🙂
3- Providing a framework is at the heart of parenting
One of the most important missions of parents (if not the most complicated) is to educate and to transmit values you believe in. And it sometimes requires imposing things which children may be reluctant to embrace in the short term.
A task management system can only be efficient if you are genuinely convinced it is in the best interest of your children.
We wondered if we should add this one to the list, because it touches upon the dark side of the subject (yet such a common motivation for parents):
4- No one wants their children to behave at home as if they were at a hotel
Parents are not room service and neither is the maid. As a family, we are people living under the same roof and sharing love, respect… and tasks!