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Work and Order at Home

Maintaining cleanliness and order at home is not easy. Mothers used to be the primary housekeepers who worked very hard to provide proper meals and a comfortable home for their husbands and children. Working mothers lack the time and energy to cook and keep order; they need help from children and husbands to get all the chores done.

When the family fails to share the work of home maintenance, disorder takes over. Messy kitchens, bedrooms, and living areas are demoralizing. Chaos tends to produce more chaos and the whole family suffers. Arguments are often about messes and the failure to share the work-load equitably. Parents who do not involve their children in work at home are making a mistake.

Children prefer spending time playing with peers, watching TV and playing video games. They will neglect home duties if allowed to do so. Before adolescence, parents must engage their children in daily cooperative work and home and teach them self-maintenance skills. By the age of 14, every human should be capable of self-maintenance and should have a good understanding of how to contribute to the well being of others through work at home. Learning to create and maintain an orderly living environment is as important as passing courses at school. Unless a child is destined to have maids, housekeepers and cooks, he or she must learn to keep their room clean, contribute to meal planning, preparation and clean up. Self care and healthy self-regulation are requisites of a health sane life.

Diligent parents work hard to involve their children in chores at home and may appear to be strict and demanding. Too strict and too demanding parents, of course, create rebellious children who are hostile and will flee from the family home as soon as they are able.

Learning to create and maintain an orderly living environment is as important as passing courses at school. Unless a child is destined to have maids, housekeepers and cooks, he or she must learn to keep their room clean, contribute to meal planning, preparation and clean up. Self care and healthy self-regulation are requisites of a health sane life. A good parent will continue to insist that teenage members of their family give priority to completing chores at home. It is a mistake to give teenagers money that they have not earned.


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  • Children and the Family by Stephen Gislason MD examines the intense interactions of parents and children. From Dr. G's preface:" Parents receive a lot of advice from many people. Popular magazines and books offer a continuous stream of conflicting advice. Professionals have a variety of opinions about child-rearing that range from helpful suggestions to misleading and even bizarre ideas. Child psychology is an eclectic assembly of ideas, miscellaneous observations, opinions, fears and irrational beliefs. Confusion prevails in education about what children should learn and how they should learn it. If psychologists, physicians, and educators are confused, what about parents? Parenting is difficult and long-term relationships sometimes fail. The best parents are pragmatic and not theorists. They stay involved with their children, follow some basic guidelines they learned and tend to do whatever works. Good parents improvise childcare with a combination of innate generosity, common sense, love and concessions to the demands of modern life."

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