WEB DESK: An independent adult is an admiring person. But he or she doesn’t behave like that just because they have grown up but behind this, there were countless efforts made by their parents to make them as independent individuals.
Here are few habits that every parent should let their children adopt as they will shape them as a self sufficient adult.
Take care of pets
Having a pet is fun and it should not be only the source of fun but let your children to take of it. It will develop sense of responsibility in them. Feeding pet, showering them, their vaccines, taking them to walk will make them responsible and it will also enable them to value time. As a pet needs breakfast in the morning, you child will learn that pet’s breakfast should be one time.
Help with siblings
It may be a practice in most households which is good. As loving and nurturing a new born is more appealing than feel just as an elder sibling. Teach your children to help new siblings in dressing up and asked them to keep an eye on them when you are doing other stuff. It will teach them to love younger ones and it will make their bond stronger.
It is annoying and even more hectic when you are tired. That’s ok, as it everyone’s problem. But do not feel lazy in front of your kids because they will follow your example. But fold the laundry with them instead.
It will arise the sense of getting work done on time in them.
Help with meals
Helping with meals is another habit that your child should have as eating out daily is not healthy. It might make them to love cooking or if not then helping in kitchen will surely arise affection in them. As they have this understanding that the food that is being cooked with their help, will be eaten together in a pleasant environment. Do not allow them near stove or letting them use knife at the beginning but you can always ask them to bring stuff from fridge to kitchen counter. Plus, thank them over their help as it will encourage them to help you more.
Source: Reader’s Digest