5 creative ways to teach kids to be responsible at home

(Edited Press Release)

Teaching children the necessary values they need in life is something that will surely pay off. It is like preparing them to live their own lives at a young age. The right values are essential to the development of a child’s character.

Patience and understanding play a huge part in teaching important values to kids. It can be a long process, but it will be worth it in the long run. Here are five simple activities at home that can facilitate teaching kids how to be responsible individuals.

1. Get them involved in simple tasks.
Children are very curious at a young age. This would be a good opportunity to educate them about how the day-to-day household chores really work. For example, make them help sweep in the garden or water the plants in the morning. Another way is to ask for their help in preparing the toast when cooking sandwiches for breakfast. Make sure that appliances are kid-friendly and easy to use so they can easily learn and help out.

Using all-in-one appliances like the Samsung Smart Oven can make meal preparation times easier. This appliance functions as a convection oven and a microwave that can be used for baking, grilling, slim frying, defrosting, steaming, and even making yogurt, making it the perfect cooking appliance. It also has auto cook functions that can easily be navigated by kids when they want to cook simple snacks like French fries, onion rings, and frozen pan pizza, among others.

2. Create routines to allow kids to turn basic responsibilities into habits.
Creating routines for kids can allow them to easily turn basic responsibilities to be a habit. These habits can make up a child’s character which gives importance to being responsible for one’s self—like fixing the bed after waking up, packing their lunch, storing leftover food in the refrigerator after dinner, or bringing down laundry hampers from their rooms.

There will always be an instance where one forgets to add last-minute dirty clothes in the washer, but worry not! Samsung Front Load washer has an Add Wash and Eco Bubble technology that lets you add clothes anytime and ensures all is clean with cleansing bubbles that penetrate fabrics faster than concentrated detergent.

3. Make household chores fun and interesting.
Add a fun twist to every household chore. A creative take on this is to create a goal list for children to put fun stickers to after every accomplishment, hamper hoops to encourage kids to not leave the laundry on the floor, or make them pick popsicle sticks with chores written on those. Every child is different so feel free to explore different takes that can excite them.

4. Create a reward system to motivate kids.
Incorporating a healthy challenge for children can give them another boost of motivation to be more responsible. For example, if a child finishes his/her homework ahead of time, that can be rewarded accordingly when they request to watch more TV or ask for treats. Another option is to have a tally board to keep track of the children’s conquered challenges. Acknowledging their growth can also be a way to further inspire them to keep being responsible.

5. Teach kids to be well-rounded and independent.
Everyone has their own way of doing things. Teaching kids different chores (no matter how big or small) at home will help them develop real-life skills that they can use later on in life. Guiding them with their everyday chores will make them feel capable, responsible, and confident. Instilling these values will make them feel part of the team and encourage them to be good citizens.

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