Every parent must read The Learning Habit Study!
Like most parents, it was easier for me to do the housework myself, after my children went to bed or before they woke up. No fussing. No whining. Just get the job done! Was I ever wrong! I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off! I was stressed! How could I enjoy anything? I knew I had supper to make, lunches to make, carpools to run, and extra-curricular activities after school. Whew!!
All I really needed was to read The Learning Habits Study. I was doing all of these things to help my children be well rounded and have great GPA’s, but the research demonstrates children who started chores at age three or four, were more likely to have higher GPA’s, successful careers and relationships, plus be more self reliant!