Our daughter has a very helpful heart. I’ve talked about it a couple times before. Evie is all about helping wherever she can. If she sees us doing laundry, dishes, making dinner, unloading the car after getting groceries, etc… she wants to be right in there and helping.
Most recently she wanted to help with putting laundry away, and she did a great job. Evie is almost 22 months old and she knows where all her clothing goes. If we hand her pajamas and ask her to put them away she runs over to the drawer under the change table and tucks them into there. She knows that her pants, skirts, and socks all go in other drawers. She also knows that things with hangers places in them go into her closet and hang on her bar.
Sure the closed may not be organized to perfection, and the bottom bar is a little jammed, but she is so proud of herself for doing it on her own, and having helped us. She is already learning how to help and contribute around our home by doing things like this.
We have seen, and know how big of a helpful heart she has. It doesn’t stop at little chores around the house. If one of her friends is upset at church she is the first to rush over and give a hug or bring a toy over to try and cheer them up. We don’t want to crush this incredible part of her that is so evident. We are doing our best to help her thrive and continue to grow into someone with a huge heart that is about helping others.
How do you help encourage you kid(s) to have a helpful heart?