What is the most appropriate expectation of parents for the children?
The most appropriate expectation I believe are cooking, cleaning and washing cloths, mostly healthy way of living. Keep emergency kits at hand and medicine cabinets stock.
Independence is mastered in small steps. Engaging children with conversation and spending time with our children reap the best results.
My daughter started putting on he own bandages at 2 or 3 years old. Now she puts them on friends.
My daughter started choosing what to wear each day from around the same age. I usually go with what she wears. If there is an expectation for more formal dress, I usually let her know what is expected and what she can choose from, and she chooses. Giving them lots of choices is very empowering for children. When they enjoy this type of power, when we can give it to them, they are likely to take on more responsibilities. My daughter cooks now, and often brings out the garbage and recycling. She puts away her bike in the shed. When she needs adult help, she asks, but she is pretty good at doing lots of things herself (age 10).
by Peeples 10 months ago
Why do parents expect children to act like adults?Do we put too many standards on our children and in return take away some of the child in them?
by Peeples 5 years ago
At what age does candy become appropriate for a child?My 20mth old daughter has never had any type of candy. I am now getting "that's mean" "you're not being fair to her" and several other things from a family member. I let my first two children have candy from a young age and...
by Linda Crampton 3 years ago
What are the problems and advantages of having adult children living in the family home?If an adult child returns to live with his or her parents in the family home, or if the child never leaves home after growing up, what are some problems and advantages from both the adult child's point of view...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 months ago
Why do parents of large to very large families tend to delegate the raising of the youngerchildren to the oldest sibling? Many parents from large to very large families (6 or more children) state that they have little or no part in raising their children, they purport that they...
by Steven Escareno 15 months ago
According to young turks, a young boy was teased and bullied by a bunch of kids. The child being bullied was autistic, yet the parents of the bullies defended their children's actions saying that the kid deserved it. What are your thoughts on this?By the way, here's a couple of links to...
by Sumi 3 months ago
Why is that the youngest child gets most attention in a family?Not always, but usually that's the scenario. May be in 70% of the cases..!?!
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