Friday, April 30, 2010
We have started to train the boys to help us.
And to start with -- we have timed their meals eating on their own to ensure they finish all thats in their plate and in the least time possible. They take their plates to the sink and the plates need to be finished -- no leftovers.
The motivation is to gain enough points to earn the privilege to play their compute, WII, and their DS.
After school they put away their bags and lunch boxes. They put away their socks and jackets. We have also taught them to pack away toys before asking for others to be taken out.
They take their own baths, dry themselves and brush their teeth. Its taken a while for us to get this up to speed -- sometimes us parents just do it ourselves to avoid stressing and the kids mucking up. However I think its high time they should really learn.
It sure is a work in progress -- but this is hoping they will continue to do it. One day they can put away the washing from the line, make their beds and do the dishes but for now we start with this.
Good on ya Jacob and Jerome for doing your part of the bargain -- independence = games unlimited.