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Why I Let My Daughter Play With the Dirty Mop Bucket

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When I clean, my daughter cleans with me. When I cook, she cooks with me. When I garden, she gardens with me. And when I fold clothes, she (un)folds with me. Not because I ask her to, but because she wants to. She is at that beautiful age, in which she wants to see or do everything I am doing — including mopping. Most of the time her “help” creates a bigger mess, than if I were to complete the task without her, but I let her join me anyway…

It’s messy. It’s less efficient. But it’s important. Her confidence is bolstered every time I communicate that I trust her to complete a helpful task.

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