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Let Your Kids Do Some Chores To Help Them Grow More

Let Your Kids Do Some Chores To Help Them Grow More

The word “chores” may make your child cringe, but I implore you not to give up on having them help out around the house. If you don’t enforce chores on your child, they may grow up thinking that they’ll get everything handed to them on a silver platter (which you and I know is not the case).

Before you start thinking that you’re being too hard on your child — because you know that one day they’re going to throw a tantrum and cry to get out of vacuuming the house — understand that in the future they will thank you. Doing chores teaches important skills that your child will need in the future.

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Chores Allow Your Children To Grow

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    Teaching your children to help with chores at a younger age is key. It helps promote development and allows children to show you that they’re capable of fending for themselves when they’re out in the real world. Letting your child help prepare dinner (perhaps by arranging food on a plate or setting the table) will not only teach them fine and gross motor skills, it will leave them feeling accomplished and wanting to continue doing so.

    Imagine the spark in your child’s eye when you invite grandma over for dinner and they say with confidence “I made that for you, grandma.” Showing off is great at times like these — and grandma will think so, too.

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    Chores Teach Children To Work For What They Want

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      When children get accustomed to getting what they want when they want it, they’re less likely to be willing to work for their prized positions. However, when a child grows up hearing “You will be able to watch your show when you’ve dried the dishes off and put them away,” they’ll understand that in order to sit down and relax with a TV show, they need to step up and help a little bit. Although they might not like it, they will get used to this routine and eventually do their chores without being reminded because they’ll know what’s expected of them.

      Chores Teach Responsibility

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        A great way to prepare your child for the real world is teaching them that they won’t always be able to do things they want to do. Teaching them to apply themselves to do work they don’t enjoy helps them realize that some jobs need to be done whether they want to do them or not. No child wants to sweep and mop or clean their room, but all children are capable of handling it.

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        Instead of offering a prize for each chore they complete, you should attempt to make a chore chart. Write out a list of 5-10 chores you want your child to help with each week, and if they’re completed they get a prize. Prizes can range anywhere from going to the park to going to the movies. While offering your child a toy or a ten-dollar bill will seem nice at the time, I suggest offering something you can do with them. Build memories with them so they can carry out the same techniques with their children, and so on.

        Chores Promotes More Active Behavior

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          Children are more likely to engage in activities that promote movement and development such as gardening, putting away groceries, sweeping, mopping, and dusting. In the book The Well Balanced Child: Movement and Early Learning, it is said that movement-based tasks are linked to brain development and improved reading and writing. Plus, what kid doesn’t want to hear that “Using your muscles to carry in groceries will help you look more like Superman!”?

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          50 Single Mom Quotes On Staying Strong And Loving

          50 Single Mom Quotes On Staying Strong And Loving

          Being a mom is not easy. Being a single mom is even more challenging. Having children means you are on the job 24/7. Even while you are sleeping, you are still ready to wake at the slightest peep because that is what moms do.

          Moms, especially single moms, need more people cheering them on. Your love and care matter to your kids. You are their superhero. I think single moms are superheroes, too.

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          The quotes below are words of encouragement for all of the single moms out there. Keep up the great work! Your hard work will pay off. Someday, they will be grown up and living on their own. Your job will never truly be done as a mom, but you can pat yourself on the back today and every day for doing mom duty day in and day out.

          Here are 50 single mom quotes to encourage all the single moms out there.

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          1. “Being raised by a single mother, I learned to appreciate and value independent women.”—Kenny Conley
          2. “As a single mum you’ll discover inner strengths and capabilities you never knew you had.”—Emma-Louise Smith
          3. “One thing I know for sure – this motherhood thing is not for sissies.”—Jennifer Nettles
          4. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”—Gail Tsukiyama
          5. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”—Mark Anthony
          6. “She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.”—Margaret Culkin Banning
          7. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”—Alice Walker
          8. “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.”—Anne Frank
          9. “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”—Jennifer Lopez
          10. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”—Melissa Etheridge
          11. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.”—Ricki Lake
          12. “You don’t take a class; you’re thrown into motherhood and learn from experience.”—Jennie Finch
          13. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey
          14. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”—Charlotte Brontë
          15. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron
          16. “When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.”—Diane Von Furstenberg
          17. “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”—Margaret Thatcher
          18. “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.”—Helen Keller
          19. “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”—Sharon Jaynes
          20. “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard work, and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.”—Susana Martinez
          21. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”—Maya Angelou
          22. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”—Ayn Rand
          23. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”—Rudyard Kipling
          24. “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because stuff worked out. They got that way because stuff went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
          25. “There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, and mind of your child, you are a SUPER MOM.”—Stephanie Precourt
          26. “Motherhood is the ultimate call to sacrifice.”—Wangechi Mutu
          27. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”—Maya Angelou
          28. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana
          29. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”—Jill Churchill
          30. “There’s no doubt that motherhood is the best thing in my life. It’s all that really matters.”—Courtney Cox
          31. “I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”—Mitch Albom
          32. “I have found being a mother has made me emotionally raw in many situations. Your heart is beating outside your body when you have a baby.”—Kate Beckinsale
          33. “Single moms, you are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.”—Mandy Hale
          34. “I’m not really single. I mean, I am, but I have a son. Being a single mother is different from being a single woman.”—Kate Hudson
          35. “Being a single parent is twice the work, twice the stress, and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, twice the love, and twice the pride.”—Unknown
          36. “For me, motherhood is learning about the strengths I didn’t know I had, and dealing with the fears I didn’t know existed.”—Halle Berry
          37. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.”—Denice Williams
          38. “You do the best you can. Some days you feel really good about yourself and some days you don’t.”—Katie Holmes
          39. “I would say to any single parent currently feeling the weight of stereotype or stigmatization that I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.”JK Rowling
          40. “Just because I am a single mother doesn’t mean I cannot be a success.”—Yvonne Kaloki
          41. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.”—Tichina Arnold
          42. “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”—Garrison Keillor
          43. “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things, a mother’s love is more than enough.”—Deniece Williams
          44. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.”—Meryl Streep
          45. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”—Maria Shriver
          46. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.”—Cheryl Lacey Donovan
          47. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”—Agatha Christie
          48. “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”—Princess Diana
          49. “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”—W.R. Wallace
          50. “Being a mother is the greatest blessing and the hardest challenge in all of life.”—Dr. Magdalena Battles

          Final Thoughts

          Single moms are remarkable women. They are to be respected and honored for all that they do. If you know a single mom, then share this article with them. Tell them “you are doing a great job as a single mom.” They need our encouragement and support.

          They may be parenting alone, but it is good to let them know that there are people in their life who care for them. We can all be there for the single moms out there. Even if it is just to say, “keep up the great work, you are an amazing woman!”

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          If you are a single mom, keep up the good work! You are amazing, and your kids are lucky to have you!

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