It's only a matter of time before a mother feels overwhelmed from the stress of a family sitting on her shoulders. It is constant.
The mental load of the default parent can be very overwhelming. Default parents can end up feeling an enormous amount of pressure and even guilt
Tweens are very capable. They can do a lot more than when they were in their toddler years.
There is no need for tweens to rely on PB&J for lunch. There are plenty of better options for sandwiches that they can make themselves.
By keeping on top of tiny messes, cleaning the bathroom does not have to be a huge chore.
Oldest siblings are given responsibilities at an early age. And the responsibilities continue to mount the more they prove they are able to do them.
Being the oldest comes with having more responsibilities than younger siblings. But older siblings need a respite from this every once in a while.
If men want to be more desired, they simply need to pull their domestic weight.
By doing chores, kids are not only successful when they are young but when they are adults as well.
Household rules can be a struggle, and often it can end up with parents forgetting about the reason it started and just arguing with each other.