31 Everyday Ways to Connect with Your Child, Day 25: Help Them Out

31 Everyday Ways to Connect with Your Child, Day 25: Help Them Out

Every once in a while we all have hard days.  I know I do!  There are days I couldn’t get through very well if my kids didn’t help out so much around here.  It always blesses me when they come and offer their help when I’m working.  So when I see one of them having a hard day, I return the favor.

I offer to help them with their work.

We want our kids to learn responsibility.  They should do their chores with joy and not try to get out of them.  But some days a little extra support from Mom can go a long way toward showing your child that you understand their heart.  And you appreciate their efforts.

Just a, “Hey, let me help you with that,” as you dry some dishes and grab the broom to help her finish the kitchen cleanup.  You can chat while you work and make the load lighter.  Or go help him put the lawn tools away after a day of mowing.  In the evening bless him by saying, “I’ll get this for you,” as you pick up the dirty clothes and carry them to the hamper.

This works best if your kids have the habit of doing chores and carrying their own weight around the house.  They won’t appreciate it if you haven’t taught them to work or if you’re constantly rescuing them from doing anything hard.

Can you think of any ways you can help your child today that will make them feel loved?

Comments

  1. Love this idea. My issue is that I’m having a hard time getting one child in particular (6 yo boy) to actually stick with his chores and finish them. I’d love to help him occasionally if he would work hard, but it takes him an hour to do something that I would finish in 5-10 minutes.

  2. We’re still working on them understanding their responsibility and doing it without having to be asked. But we’re getting there. It takes time!

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