Is your to-do list starting to look unrealisticly long? If this is the case, a new survey done by TODAY.com found that the average stress level of moms on a scale of 1-10 is at an 8. And the biggest cause of stress for moms? The pressure for them to be the Pinterest-perfect SUPERMOM.
Organizing and parenting experts revel 5 things you should go ahead and scratch off that to-do list.
- Taking forgotten items to school. If your child forgot something at home and called you in a panic, stop going to their resuce. Let them take responsibility for their actions.
- Being the homework cop. Again, teach children personal responsibility and let them take the consequences if they don't get their work done correctly or at all.
- Cleaning your kid's rooms. Kids need to learn to care for their things from a young age. Have consequences if they don't get it done, but don't do it for them.
- Packing lunches for middle and high school-aged kids. By the time they reach this age, kids need to begin to take care of this task on their own.
- Reminding your children about upcoming events. When moms and dads constantly remind about events, they don't allow the child to make plans and choices. It fosters dependency and not personal growth.
What do you think? Would you add to this?