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The pros and cons of DIYing with your kids

Teaching kids to DIY is both an exciting and educational experience! Although sometimes it can be… let’s say challenging!

If you’ve tried to teach your kids to DIY or you’re about to embark on the experience, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Here we’ve put together the pros (and the cons) of teaching your kids to DIY!

Pro: It boosts their creativity
Con: And leaves you cleaning paint and glue off your carpet and furniture for days!

Pro: Enhances decision-making skills
Con: And the ability to say no!

Man Painting Head With Purple Paint

Child Saying Let Me Help You

Pro: You’ll get a helper for free
Con: They will start telling you what to do!

Pro: Helps with socialising
Con: More names to add to the birthday party list!

Pro: Improves memory
Con: They’ll remember that one thing you told them ‘not to tell mom’ oops!

Pro: Encourages self-expression
Con: Sometimes this self-expression is on your walls!

Child Finger Painting

Child Playing With Football

Pro: They won’t take no for an answer!
Con: They won’t take no for an answer!

Pro: Improves hand-eye coordination
Con: They will beat you at sports!

Pro: Helps with socialising
Con: More names to add to the birthday party list!

Pro: You’ll save money
Con: They’ll spend it on new toys!

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Despite the cons, DIY is a fantastic thing for children to learn at any age! It will teach them skills to last a lifetime and also helps with their development too. If you’re looking to start getting your children DIY savvy, here are some great things to try!


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