Early Childhood is an excellent time to teach your child responsibility in caring for your household and contributing to the family. As a well-run preschool classroom includes classroom jobs for children such as door holder and snack helper, so appropriate home responsibilities are an essential component in young children’s development. Responsibilities at home prove to increase children’s independence, sense of accomplishment, confidence, and strengthen the family bond.
Offering young children choices builds confidence in their ability to make decisions and become independent. Providing children opportunities to make small choices between two or three options can help defuse power struggles and give children a perceived sense of control in a world where most decisions are made for them. Simultaneously, setting limits with choices is essential. Offering choices too frequently, giving too many choices or giving choices with too much responsibility can do more harm than good.