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Busy mum gets her son, 3, and daughter, 2, to help with chores


A BUSY mum gets her son aged three and daughter, two, to help with chores.

Clive and Violet Leeming cook, clean and can use a washing machine.

Critics say they are too young for tasks.

But marketing consultant mum Elena, 36, says it benefits her household — and the kids love it.

She said: “We had tantrums over the TV in lockdown so Clive began joining in with housework.

“Now he helps with one or two things a day.

“He loves to cook pancakes and Violet recently started to get into tidying up.

“It’s always on the condition that they want to do it. It’s a good way for them to learn valuable skills.”

Elena, wed to tech engineer Darren, 50, in York, was criticised on Facebook.

But she said: “I just wanted to help families who are struggling to get their children to tidy up.

“I’d recommend that parents start with something fun and simple like hoovering.

“If the children say, ‘No’, that’s fine, and you can try another day. We can all chip in. It’s about teaching them kindness to others.”

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