As parents, sometimes the temptation for us is to do all the house chores ourselves. Besides, we want everything done quickly and perfectly, right? So we just allow our children to play their devices or do their homework as we get busy in the kitchen.
That, according to experts, is a big mistake for parents. As numerous studies have shown, letting kids help in the home by assigning them age-appropriate tasks not only leads to their growth as individuals, it also contributes to their future success.
In fact, Harvard Grant Study researchers tell us there are two crucial factors for people to find success and happiness in life – love and work ethic.
The study observed the pattern in the lives of 724 high achievers and that’s the conclusion they came up with.
During her TED talk, Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of ‘How to Raise an Adult’ and former Stanford University freshman dean, said:
“[The study] found that professional success in life, which is what we want for our kids … comes from having done chores as a kid.”
She further taught parents:
“The earlier you started, the better.
“[A] roll-up-your-sleeves- and-pitch-in mindset, a mindset that says, there’s some unpleasant work, someone’s got to do it, it might as well be me … that that’s what gets you ahead in the workplace.”
In short, work is an effective way of instilling important values to our children early on in their lives.
“By making them do chores — taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry — they realize I have to do the work of life in order to be part of life. It’s not just about me and what I need in this moment.”
Meanwhile, Chinese-American entrepreneur and movie producer Wendi Deng Murdoch also shared once:
“My parents pushed us very hard to work, both in the home, doing chores and cooking, and at school.”
Of course, allowing children to do some chores doesn’t mean you can expect stellar results right away. Developing them requires both time and patience.
An article published by INC pointed out:
“Sometimes, even if you could do a job perfectly, you have to let someone else do it just-barely-passably, if you want the other person learn from the experience. It’s the same principle whether we’re talking about U.S. soldiers training the Iraqi Army, or parents letting their kids empty the dishwasher.”
20 Animals That Have Unique Genes
#7 looks unreal.
With all of the different possibilities of how an animal will look based on its DNA, there are some animals out there who without a doubt hit the genetic jackpot. Although they are technically considered to be “genetic mutations,“ these animals look so unique that you wouldn’t consider it a flaw.
There are some animals out there that have physical features or characteristics that go far beyond the standard genetic deviation, and they look equally beautiful with those with regular exteriors. Here are 20 animals who hit the genetic jackpot.
1. This bearded cat will make all the ladies swoon.
6 Histories Behind World’s Famous Food Items
Here are famous foods and where they came from.
People need food to survive. But more than just survival, eating has become a pleasurable experience. Who doesn't love their french fries, burgers, or pizza? Despite indulging in scrumptious dishes, it's important for us to learn more about where these foods came from.
Listed below are 10 of the most famous foods and where they came from. I hope you're all ready to know the truth.
19 Impressive Examples of Perfect Service
#11 is such a cute idea.
To compete successfully today, a company must offer not only perfect quality goods with a choice of selection, but also have ideal service preferably guaranteed. While others have made an effort to make things easier and better for their clients, some just take things to the next level.
Excellent service is different from company to company and determining the perfect quality is difficult. However, there are a few examples of perfect service that can move anyone. Check out 19 of them below.
1. A swing for wheelchair-bound people.
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