As parents we want the best for our kids and for them to grow to be the best versions of themselves. A good education is also important but this is not just limited to the classroom. There are so many learning opportunities within the family home that get overlooked as we are so time poor, we are overwhelmed by our list of things to do and we are simply just exhausted. If it’s ever suggested that the kids could help, you may often hear yourself think or even say, “It’s quicker if I just do it myself”, and “I’ll just have to redo it all anyway”.
To be empowered is to be ‘given the power to do something.’
Empowering your child to take on positively enforced roles and responsibilities within the home is so powerful in more ways than one. Empowered children (and adults for that matter) will grow to be more confident, develop better decision-making and problem-solving skills, feel motivated, energised, capable, valued, have a sense of responsibility, work better in a team and be more determined to succeed. What better outcomes could you want for your child?
So, as parents, how do we empower our kids in the best way possible?