What are three home management skills every mom should teach her child?
1. Clean as you go.
2. Keep an organizer/planner or at least write down what needs to be done and when.
3. Learn to get rid of what you don't use/need.
Money management, planning healthy meals, and home organization.
1. Good financial responsibility
2. Self worth that is reflective of value in persons
3. Responsibility of jobs
1. One of the most important home management skills we are focusing on with the kids is to pick up the last toy/item, before going on to the next. I try to show the kid's that when they pick up each project right away, it's much easier and less overwhelming than picking up multiple messes at one time.
2. Cleaning can be fun! We love to turn up the radio and sing along when we pick up, to keep us laughing, dancing and energized as we go. It seems to make the chores get done much faster as well!
3. Teamwork. Any household task is always easier when we work at it together!
1. How to make at least one killer meal
2. The proper way to clean a bathroom
1. Find a designated spot for everything! One of the first things that we have started to do with the kids when they receive (or want!) something new is to figure out where it will be stored. If it does not have a spot, it does not stay! Sometimes this means that they need to get rid of a toy that they no longer use and it definitely makes them think twice about whether or not they really want the new item.
2. Clean up as you go! We are still really working on this on this one around our house but I think that it is SO much easier to spend a couple of minutes to clean up as you go instead of spending an hour at the end of a long day cleaning up. I realize that this is not always possible to do but, for the most part, it is just a matter of creating a new habit.
3. Work as a team. I think as Moms we all struggle to do everything. In reality, everyone should be helping. The quicker the cleaning and work around the house can get done, the quicker we all can play!
1. Putting things away immediately when they are finished being played with/used is an excellent way to prevent small messes from turning into disasters. Spending 10 or 15 minutes sprucing up can keep things from becoming uncontrollable.
2. Children and adults alike can get very discouraged when things are messy. Teaching children not to give up when things don't happen the way they are supposed to is an important lesson in life.
3. We regularly clear out things that aren't needed or used and "bless" someone else by giving them away or selling them at a yard sale.
Three home management skills every mom should teacher her child are: budgeting, cooking and clutter management. Budgeting is such an important life skill for managing money and reaching financial goals no matter what stage of life. Cooking is a skill that your child will need to live a healthy life and it is such a rewarding skill to have...there is nothing better than cooking & sharing a meal with friends and family!
Clutter management is important for making sure that personal spaces are enjoyable and contribute to good living, and not places of stress and turmoil. Everything should have a home and if you don't use it ..get rid of it!
1) Menu Planning! It's one of my least favorite weekly tasks, but it saves a lot of time and money
2) How to draft a reasonable chore chart. That doesn't include weekly scrubbing of one's baseboards. That's not reasoanble.
3)It's quicker to do the job right the first time.
A child should know how to:
1. Prepare healthy, delicious meals
2. Tidy up – a clean house is great, but one that is tidy and uncluttered is even better
3. Use an electric drill. It is a useful tool and I have to say, I get a real feeling of empowerment when I use it.
I have two:
1. Teach the kid(s) to cook:
Learning to cook is not only a home management skill but a life skill. Learning to cook can be the single most important factor in teaching skills like budgeting, meal planning and creating healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. A family that cooks together and eats together is indirectly teaching their kids that spending time with family is important and there is tremendous value in that.
2. Become a master at time management:
We all have 24 hours in a day but what makes our experiences unique is how we choose to use those 24 hours. Make the kids a schedule, get them involved in planning the day’s activities. These skills will not only be valuable at home management but at school and later in their careers as well. Successful home management is about planning and execution. But first, you have to become masterful with time.
1) Basic money management skills are a must- even at a young age kids can learn that "stuff" costs money, and people need to work hard to earn that money. As they grow up, it becomes even more important to teaching about saving and planning ahead for future expenses.
2) Teamwork is another great home management skill to teach because no one is capable of running a household without help. Kids should learn that everyone needs to pitch in and do their part to keep the house in order and functioning. Assigning a few chores, no matter how basic, to each family member will help everyone out in the long run.
3) Finally, a few lessons in Home-Ec can go a long way. By the time the little chickens leave the nest I think each one should be able to do a load of laundry, iron a shirt, sew a button on a pair of pants, and cook a few basic meals. There are some things that mommy can't do forever!
1. Clean as you go. Putting things back when you're done, spot cleaning for 15 minutes twice a day, and nightly toy pick-ups go a long way.
2. Let go of perfection. Your house doesn't need to be spotless—it needs to be good enough for the people that live there.
3. Chores are a part of life. They're not punishment. And yes, they're not fun, but life isn't always about fun, even when you're a kid. Don't think you're robbing them of a childhood when you make them do chores—you're equipping them to be valuable citizens as adults.
That love for your family and what you do for them, can manage anything! It is what makes a house a home. Creativity and imagination scoops, help loads too!
1. How to do their own laundry.
2. How to cook for them selves.
3. How to organize their space.