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  1. Angela
    March 22, 2016 @ 8:09 am

    This is a great post! My son is 10 and does a bunch around the house. If a sprinkler head pops off he fixes it, he maintains the yard, and is up for learning new things. He so enjoys helping around the home and it really makes him happy too!

  2. Heidi
    March 22, 2016 @ 10:11 am

    That is awesome Angela! There is so much benefit to being able to fix and repair things around the house. As an adult we certainly see the cost effectiveness of being able to do things yourself!

  3. Mother of 3
    March 24, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

    I love this post! My boys all groaned and complained when we had them helping alongside us as we repaired our dryer but we assured them that one day it would come in handy!

  4. Megan Wild
    March 25, 2016 @ 9:41 am

    Glad you ladies liked the post 🙂 There is certainly value in learning these skills at a young age!

  5. Makita
    March 29, 2016 @ 10:01 am

    Wonderful post, Megan! It is a blessing when the kids are old enough to help out with the chores and maintenance of the home. 🙂

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