Is it always you who does the household jobs? 

Is it just quicker than asking the kids to join in?

Are there benefits of encouraging your family to look after your home?

Should you expect everyone to contribute?

My 2 boys aged 7&8 have been encouraged to help around the house ever since they were toddlers! They do all sorts, including tidy their belongings, lay the table (the cutlery is in a drawer that they can reach), load and empty the washing machine and put their clean and dry clothes away. My 7 year old loves doing the vaccuming and has done since he was 5.

It might well be easier in the short-term to do things yourself – but what kind of adult do you want your child to develop into?

4 key things to remember: 

1) They will not do the job in the same way, or to the same standard, as you do for many years.  Remember to let go of any expectations that they will do it as well as you can.

2) Curb any desire to re-do the job after they have done it or they will stop helping – after all, why would they bother if you’re going to do it anyway?

3)If you want to improve how and what they are doing, do it alongside of them and coach them how to do the job. Firstly, show them how you do it; then do it with them, then be with them whilst they do it.

4) Keep a warm and encouraging attitude and it won’t take long before they are getting on and doing things without being asked!

Responsible Parenting is one of my main passions! (Thankfully, as I have 2 young boys.) It’s also one of the biggest issues my clients have – after all the responsibility of being a parent is tremendous. Often we end up getting stuck in a rut and not knowing how to improve our situation at home. A little objective help can go a long way!

Naomi Martell-Bundock

CEO at Core Sense
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Naomi Martell-Bundock

Heightened awareness is the cornerstone of communication … of personal, professional and leadership development. Naomi is a finely tuned human being - a first class teacher and highly focused coach. I hired Naomi’s services with the express purpose of building a heightened sense of awareness. This has empowered me to be far more present in the stillness of the moment and to really hear in depth what is being said, with significant benefits to clients as well as in my personal life. I would strongly recommend that you work with Naomi to discover these benefits for yourself.

Denis Roberts

Coach

Naomi is an excellent coach; she is an expert at identifying deep rooted emotional issues and enabling the remedying of them. I really enjoyed working with her and would happily recommend her to anyone who's in need of some emotional spring cleaning.

Emma O'Brien

Award-winning Photographer

Naomi is a wonderful, caring, compassionate and creative coach who has helped me see a clearer way ahead on many occasions! She asks insightful questions and allows me to come to answers with encouragement and support along the way.
She is a great family coach and works brilliantly with addressing parenting issues that can make any parent question their ability to manage family life! I highly recommend her.

Lindsay de Swart

Parenting Coach

Heightened awareness is the cornerstone of communication … of personal, professional and leadership development. Naomi is a finely tuned human being - a first class teacher and highly focused coach. I hired Naomi’s services with the express purpose of building a heightened sense of awareness. This has empowered me to be far more present in the stillness of the moment and to really hear in depth what is being said, with significant benefits to clients as well as in my personal life. I would strongly recommend that you work with Naomi to discover these benefits for yourself.

Denis Roberts

Coach

Naomi is an excellent coach; she is an expert at identifying deep rooted emotional issues and enabling the remedying of them. I really enjoyed working with her and would happily recommend her to anyone who's in need of some emotional spring cleaning.

Emma O'Brien

Award-winning Photographer

Naomi is a wonderful, caring, compassionate and creative coach who has helped me see a clearer way ahead on many occasions! She asks insightful questions and allows me to come to answers with encouragement and support along the way.
She is a great family coach and works brilliantly with addressing parenting issues that can make any parent question their ability to manage family life! I highly recommend her.

Lindsay de Swart

Parenting Coach

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