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Old Enough! Get Kids To Start Doing Chores ASAP | Smart Parenting Poprica | Episode 6

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Old Enough! Get Kids To Start Doing Chores ASAP | Smart Parenting Poprica | Episode 6


Is your toddler or preschooler old enough to do house chores? You may not be ready to send them off to an errand outside the house, but @Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio says you can definitely ask them to help around inside the house. She adds that chores can teach them independence, fine more skills and more!

In this video, Rica shares tips on how you can successfully get your child to clean up their own mess, follow instructions, and share in doing age-appropriate house chores.


Catch the highlights here:

00:35 - Rica shares plans now that the kids are on school break
01:46 - Rica shares how making a routine or chore chart did not work the first time she did it because she was expecting too much in such a short time. Reminder: kids have a kiddie pace as well.
02:46- Rica shares the benefits of letting kids help in household chores, like developing fine motor skills and life skills.
02:57- This Smart Parenting mom and former preschool teacher shares how she gets her daughter to help set the table during meal time
04:51- This Smart Parenting dad shares how he teaches his boys to put away their books and toys after playing
06:00- Rica shares tips to successfully teach kids home chores. Her first tip is about establishing natural consequences when chores are not done. "I don't like consequences that do not relate to the original intent (or task)," she shares.
08:25- Her second tip is to about why kids should not rely on helpers, yaya, or kasambahay
10:27- Rica's third tip is on making things more accessible to small children--like their clothes, utensils, books and more.
11:11- In Rica's fourth tip, she explains the "Your Kalat, Your Ligpit" strategy.
11:57- Rica's last tip is on being patient as a parent when teaching kids how to do chores. Give them time to learn and make mistakes.

#smartparenting #PopRica #KidsChores #OldEnough


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