This day in age when devices and smartphones are being used a lot by people of all ages, but one particular age group that gets used the most is children. There is this meme I saw today and it says, “If a Child can operate a smartphone, they can use any of these”, such as Laundry washer, dryer, broom, mop, sponge, cleaning products and they forgot to include a vacuum in the meme.
When a child is always on their smartphones, they won’t develop responsibility later in life, they won’t know how to do the basic necessities of life to help out around the house and everything. I am not saying all children are like that, but when it comes time for them to get older, they have to pull their weight in the house. The parents and guardians of the child can’t be doing everything all the time. Our parents, guardians take care of us all our lives, its time that children do the same to help them out too.
When a child learns responsibility, how to do chores, learns time management in going to school, doing homework, play time and also chore time at home. Basic things as well to take out the trash, shovel snow in winter, cut the grass and water in the spring and summer, dust the surfaces, help to cook in the kitchen, putting away things after being used. When they learn that from an early age, that gets them to become mature, that they can stay out of trouble.
Teaching kids manners and respect is also a form of doing a chore in the mix of helping out at home. when we teach them morals from an early age, that can get them away from trouble. Also to teach them the right and wrong of society, how not to get influenced by other children and the way they are raised. Not allowing negativity, and not permitting bag examples, to teach them to stay away from uncharted waters.
When we teach children balance, everything else comes to place. How do you deal with children if you have any? Do you give them a time limit on screens and devices? When do you draw the line when it becomes too much?