9 Surprising Ways You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child
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Cleaning Up His Messes
Your child lives in your home, and should play a part in keeping it clean and tidy. Children as young as two can put their toys away with helpful instruction and, by the time they are preschool-aged, should know that they are responsible for putting toys away on their own.
As your child get older, he should be responsible for more age-appropriate household tasks, such as doing laundry, helping to clean, and other basic chores. Learning to be responsible and self-sufficient, and taking pride in his environment, is an important lesson that your child will carry with him when he leaves home.
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