5 Benefits of Giving Your Kids Chores
Even though the kids will complain, chores are actually good for them!
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The Ability to Budget Effectively
If your child wants a new toy or game, have her save money from chores to make the purchase. When kids are given freedom to spend their earned money, they quickly learn the value of hard work vs. the cost of goods.
Time Management Skills
Kids often aren’t in charge of managing their own busy schedules—school, sports, extracurriculars—so give your child a sense of control by letting him set the schedule for getting his weekly chores done. Incentivize him by paying only for the chores that get done in a timely fashion.
An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Kids who start chores young learn skills—say, pet sitting or lawn care—that they can turn into a neighborhood-wide job. By teaching her that hard work pays, you will inspire her to put down her phone and gaming controller in favor of earning an income.