As parents it can be tempting to maintain control and do everything ourselves, but teaching kids how to do things for themselves has benefits for the whole family. Sharing family responsibilities with your kids gives them a bit of independence, a sense of pride and accomplishment, and given the right jobs, can take some things off your very full plate!

PBSkids for Parents offers a list of Helpful Holiday Tasks That Kids Can Do that will provide opportunities for your kids to learn to work together and be responsible, helpful members of the family.

For more suggestions to help on your parenting journey check out our Parenting page

And for more on developmentally appropriate skills and responsibilities head to our Child Development page