Delegating Tasks to the Kids
Are the kids home for the summer? Does this mean that you are overwhelmed with keeping them busy?
Consider delegating tasks to them for more responsibility this summer. Have them pitch in around the house and/or take more responsibility for themselves. Identify 3 to-do’s that you can delegate to each child. Take some time teaching them how to do each task. Make it fun. The biggest job for you is to get them on board and make sure they follow through all summer.
Here are some ideas:
- Feed the pets.
- Make the family grocery list.
- Vacuum the main rooms of the house.
- Pack their own suitcase for vacation.
- Read to their younger siblings.
- Water plants.
- Do their own laundry.
- Empty the dishwasher.
- Set the table for dinner.
As you can see, some of these are one-time tasks. Some tasks will have to be done with some regularity. I think it’s a good idea to mix and match. Above all, make sure that you are pick delegating tasks that are age-appropriate. So they don’t get overwhelmed. You will not only lighten your load this summer, but you will also teach your children responsibility.Are the kids home for the summer? Does this mean that you are overwhelmed with keeping them busy? Consider delegating tasks to them for more responsibility this summer. Click To Tweet
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