In one of the topics I told you, dear readers of Alimero, that my 5-year-old daughter washes the dishes and helps me with cleaning. Some have condemned me for taking childhood from my child. Probably you might think that I treat my daughter like Cinderella. But this is not at all the case.
I am convinced that Mom is obliged to teach her daughter to order and homework. At the age of two, the baby has already wiped the dust, and in 3 years she washed the cups. But, please note that she begged for the dust rag herself, and washed her first cup early in the morning on her own initiative, when all the households were asleep.
Children love to imitate adults, and this is no secret to anyone. So why not send this desire to the good course? I believe that it is necessary to support any initiatives of the child.
I have a younger sister (hi to her, if she reads these lines :)). Parents in every way saved her from homework. The main argument of the mother was: grow up – learn. My sister washed her first plate at 14, when her parents left for a few days, and clean plates quickly evaporated somewhere 🙂
The sister has already grown long ago, but she has never had a special love for cleanliness. Moreover, this fact does not bother her at all. Do not think, she is not a slob, just every floor cleaning for her is a real feat 🙂
I believe that the child must be taught homework. But do it gently and unobtrusively. Sometimes I ask my daughter to fold toys or hang clothes in the closet, and she is so keen on playing or watching cartoons that she is in no hurry to fulfill my request.
Then I declare that from now on she will be a mother, and I am a child. Daughter always enthusiastically accepts such a game. She puts on her pink apron and goes to do great things 🙂
Our dad suffers the most. The baby is so involved in the role that he scolds him for not putting in place a book or pants hanging on the chair.
I admit honestly, this game really helps when I have a bad mood or extreme fatigue. Then for me the work just does not remain. Daughter and dust wipe, and things folded, and the flowers will be poured. But I prefer to vacuum and clean the floor myself and hardly persuade my daughter to give the reins to my hands.
When the apartment comes clean and tidy, the daughter is incredibly proud of herself. And I always encourage her with something delicious.
When we started practicing such a game, my daughter began to respect my work more: she always put toys and pencils behind her, put dirty dishes in the sink.
Having tried to wash her socks once, she stopped staging a riot against slippers. The main thing is not to turn the game into a duty, forgetting that the child is still too small.
What do you think, at what age should children be taught homework? Do babies help you and what exactly do they do?