Learning to participate in the work that keeps a family functioning isn’t necessarily all dusting and sorting socks.
Would your kids enjoy planning and preparing a meal for the family? How about allowing them to plan a weekend outing? Or, if they’re older, doing some of the research for a family trip? Creating music playlists for various family celebrations?
Trusting our children with responsibility (and letting them meet it) lets them know that we see them as competent and capable. That’s a powerful way to build confidence.