When homeschooling, a family is home a lot more than if the children went to school and Mom and Dad both had jobs. That means that there is more food to prepare, more dishes to wash, more toys to pick up. You have to sweep more often, and the list goes on. This free homeschool task list can help.
Besides all of those chores there are lessons to teach. Momma can become overwhelmed and overworked if she doesn’t have help. She may even develop what I call “doorbell-aphobia.” This means that when someone comes to the door she scrambles in a scared attempt to hide and stash the rubble lying about. Then answers the door with apologies about the state of her home, giving excuses as to why it looks like it does.
If your children don’t have duties, homeschooling them is equal to a full time job away from home while others are at your house eating your food, dirtying your dishes, and generally messing up your home without supervision. You can’t do it all.
Free Homeschool Ideas to Get Kids Helping
Every loving parent by nature wants to treat their children like royalty. But the royals of yesteryear would be shocked at the lack of knowledge our children have for protecting the family assets and keeping their homes running smoothly. When Mom and Dad need a helping hand, children are just the ones to assist. If you start young enough they even like to help, and by the time they are in their teens they’ll know how to do almost all household chores. I am well aware that it is popular to allow children to be lazy and disrespectful. But just like the beehive hairdos of the sixties and early seventies it really isn’t all that cool. Whenever I hear parents laughing and joking about how lazy their children are, I want to say, “Really? Is it something to laugh at?” I hope that these free homeschool ideas change your views about that.
I believe teaching children how to run a household and be responsible for chores is the original home economics class. Giving children duties actually boosts their self-esteem. It is a proven fact that self -confident people are the most powerful. Not only will giving children chores encourage confidence, but self-discipline as well.
I have created the Duty Directory to help parents have a smooth running household and determine what jobs to give the children. Visit my website and download your free copy of the Duty Directory, or get some ideas and create your own custom made list for every household task. You will find yourself yelling less and getting more out of all the family helpers. Sometimes, a free homeschool tasks list is all you need.