Friday, February 22, 2013

Chores for a Two Year Old?

When is it too early to teach your child about chores and helping others? I say, never.

As you may or may not know, I am a high school teacher, and I enjoy having conversations with my students during recess and lunch. We'll talk about a variety of things, from family life to school life, or even about their relationship issues.  It's nice to be able to connect with them outside of the class lessons.

One common thing I notice in some of my students is that they do not take the time to learn household chores from their parents. (I won't say all students are like this, because there are many who help at home.)  I always lecture suggest that they should take the time to learn some home-cooked meals and recipes from their parents before it's too late. I know I wish I learned more recipes from my parents before I moved out.  Of course, all I have to do is call them to ask how to make something, but it's definitely not the same.

Jacob's always been good about helping Hubby and I around the house. We haven't decided on a chore system yet, because I think he's still too young for that, but he does have certain things he's "in charge" of.

Jacob's responsible for putting the soap into the dishwasher:

And he helps with other things too:

I think a part of it, too, is that Jacob feels important when he's helping. He's proud of himself when he feels as though he has accomplished a task or is helping his parents. 

Okay I can't figure out a way to end this post, because my goal isn't to lecture on proper parenting, so I'll just post another picture of Jacob, haha.

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  1. Cute Jacob. 2 yrs old is so adorable until they started throwing horrible tantrums. :) This is my experience with my 2 yrs old. Looking forward to read more from you.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Hi Tracy! Reciprocating the visit from All My Happy Endings. I'm honored that you blessed me with a visit and a comment -- it means the world.

    It sounds like we have a lot in common. Aside from a love for Hawaii, we have 2-yr old rambunctious boys! Technically, my little guy is 19 months. but will be 2 soon enough!


  3. Your little guy is super helpful. lol. Im now following you back!