Lately I have been talking with several nannies and even some Moms whose children have just thrown responsibilities out the window. I think part of this problem is that it is the end of the summer, camp sessions are over and school hasn’t started yet. No one wants to put away their toys, empty the dishwasher or feed and walk the dogs. What should one do? Last year, Pat Cascio of Morningside Nannies, one of our NannyFusion members, shared an article with us on Children and Chores.
…First of all, as a parent or nanny, you must set a good example. Do you have a place for everything and everything in its place, or do you drop your purse or keys on the first surface you find when you walk in the door? Do you leave unopened mail lying around for days on end? Do you drop your dirty clothes on the bedroom floor or on a chair every evening? Are your shoes left in front of the sofa over night? Is your glass left on the end table? Are you too tired to clean up the dinner dishes before going to bed? Do you throw a load of laundry in the washer when you realize that you need a certain item the next day? …
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