Photo by Jon Ottosson

Photo by Jon Ottosson


Here is a video version of a previous Blog post. I hope you enjoy it.

It covers the multiple benefits of getting your children involved in chores from a young age. It is a mistake to only focus on academics…. then their self esteem is defined solely on academic success. What if your child struggles in school, then what? Too many times I see children’s self esteem suffer because they define their worth on externals, such as academics or sports.

Chores, among other things, allow children to build their self esteem, a sense of mastery, competency, responsibility, and many other skills and qualities. We need to shift our negative focus from chores being”chores” and rather opportunities to connect, take a break, be mindful while doing a task and thus disconnecting from complicated life issues or struggles.

Maybe after watching this video you too will see your household responsibilities in a totally different light… Enjoy!




Maria Montessori Age Appropriate Chores List here

(Text version of this video here)

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