14. Doing Chores Together as a Family

This is a special interview I did for a local Catholic radio show that I wanted to share with you all.

There are a lot of parents out there that think being a good parent means that you’re devoting tons of time to reading books and doing projects with your kids. Oftentimes, getting down in the weeds with them means putting off the things that we need to do as a parent and spouse.

Being a parent is more than focusing on your child’s development and wellbeing. It’s also about taking care of all the errands and work that we need to do as husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers.

There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done and for most parents, there’s just too much to do.

Today, I’m telling parents it’s okay to get the stuff that you need to done with your child.

If this sounds like an issue in your life, give this episode a listen and share with another parent who needs to hear this message.

 

In This Episode:

[00:05]  I hope you enjoy this special interview I did with a local Catholic radio station. While you’re listening, check me out on social media and join my Facebook group, Present and Productive Parents.

[00:57]  Many parents feel that they need to spend their time with their children by enriching their minds with books and educational activities.

[01:25]  There aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done.

[01:54]  It’s okay to get the things you need to get done with your child.

[02:34]  Taking your children to run errands with you.

[04:00]  Doing the dishes with your kids.

[04:26]  Presenting chores in a fun way.

[05:30]  Why it’s okay to have your children present while you work and doing their own thing.

[07:23]  When you need to get tasks done that aren’t kid-friendly.

[08:35]  When parents believe that they should never give their kids chores and need to spend all free time with them.

[10:00]  How I get my kids excited about chores.

[11:19]  How parents can coordinate the chores for themselves and the children.

[12:45]  Chime in on my Instagram @drphilboucher or on my website www.drphilboucher.com

 

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