Even though it’s the 21st century, some people have different views on what is acceptable for boys and girls to do.
Cooking and cleaning is acceptable for girls, and play fighting and sci-fi is acceptable for boys.
It’s sad that many people don’t allow their child to do certain things because it doesn’t meet their gender.
The idea of chores being gendered is ridiculous to me, but there are some parents who believe that too!
Kyle Paulun is just like your average 6-year-old. His mom has started to educate him about the ‘real world’ from a young age. He is learning that men and boys should always do their bit when it comes to helping around the house.
His mother, Nikkole believes it is her purpose to instill a sense of pride in her son when it comes to doing household chores.
Do you agree?
Here he is emptying the dishwasher.
His mother has raised her son all by herself. They live in Monroe, Michigan, and Nikkole has often offered up her insights and parenting tips on her different social media platforms. Nikkole never imagined that the pictures in this article would get such huge attention.
Her son can be seen cooking, cleaning, and helping with the laundry.
He really does know how to pull his weight, I have never seen anything like this in my life. It just goes to show that one version of parenting doesn’t suit all.
“I teach my son to cook & do household chores. Why? Because household work isn’t just for women. Because one day he might be a single man, living on his own, who will actually know how to do laundry & not eat takeout every night,” Nikkole wrote in a caption for one of the pictures.
The single mother also has a one-year-old and she says that her sons help really does help taking care of them both properly much much easier.
“I really just want to make sure that he grows up to be somebody who is self-sufficient and that he’s not considered lazy. He’s going to be a good hardworking man. You can’t have that if you don’t start teaching them when they’re young,” Nikkole told ABC News.
Nikkole believes that the younger generations are often unfairly labeled as lazy, but believes it is through lack of encouragement like this. She realized it doesn’t have to be the reality for her own children.
Do you think we should admire her methods of parenting?
Or do you think that a child should be able to enjoy their childhood without the stresses of being an adult?
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