4. Teach Life Skills

Trying to teach my son to clean his bathroom was a disaster. It was pretty tempting to give up and just do it myself, but what does that teach him? Kids who learn to clean, cook and do laundry are going to be way better off when they move out and live alone. Even if your little one is still in preschool, start teaching her to sort and fold the clothes, wipe counters and pick up her own things. She may get mad now, but she’ll thank you someday.

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