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Mom Teaches Her Son That Chores Aren’t ‘Just For Women’, Gets Criticized Online
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Mom Teaches Her Son That Chores Aren’t ‘Just For Women’, Gets Criticized Online

“I teach my son to cook and do household chores. Why? Because household work isn’t just for women.”

This is what mom-of-two Nikkole Paulun from Monroe, Michigan wrote about house chores and raising kids on Facebook recently. The post was accompanied by pictures of her 6-year-old son Lyle doing the laundry, doing some house cleaning, loading the dishwasher, and cooking on the stove. It’s since been liked more than 143k times and shared by over 57k people, but while Paulun has received a lot of praise for attempting to destroy heteronormative gender inequality stereotypes, she’s also received criticism for treating raising kids like “slaves.” The 22-year-old mom, who once appeared on MTV reality show 16 and Pregnant, defended her statements, but opinions seem to be divided. What do you think about chores for kids?

More info: Facebook (h/t: distractify)

Mom of two Nikkole Paulun recently posted pictures of her 6-year-old son Lyle doing chores on Facebook

Her post received more than 143k likes and been shared by over 57k people

Some people criticized the mom and accused her of treating her children like “slaves”

Others questioned whether she intended to treat her 1-year-old daughter the same way

But many people defended Nikkole’s post and revealed that they too raised their children to do the chores

A number of them even posted pictures of their children helping out with the housework

Image credits: Diana Malagon

In response to the negative statements, Nikkole later posted a picture of Lyle relaxing and playing video games. “He’s definitely not my slave lol,” she wrote

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Joanne Palmer
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This women should be praised! me and my BF live together so we share the chores together....All kids need to learn to pull their weight so they are able for living alone in the real world!!

Giovanna
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So true! I've known so many people who don't know how to cook or clean, because they're mother did everything for them. Even simple things like using a washing machine! All parents should teach their kids real life skills, regardless of gender.

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Daria B
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was criticised? Gis future girlfriends will thank her. Also her daughter's future boyfriends, I believe... As long as the roles are not inversed, just neutralised, then this deserves all praise. And she's lucky her kids want to cooperate.

Ian Langille
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People care too much about EVERYTHING. Especially other people's business.

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Joanne Palmer
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This women should be praised! me and my BF live together so we share the chores together....All kids need to learn to pull their weight so they are able for living alone in the real world!!

Giovanna
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So true! I've known so many people who don't know how to cook or clean, because they're mother did everything for them. Even simple things like using a washing machine! All parents should teach their kids real life skills, regardless of gender.

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Daria B
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was criticised? Gis future girlfriends will thank her. Also her daughter's future boyfriends, I believe... As long as the roles are not inversed, just neutralised, then this deserves all praise. And she's lucky her kids want to cooperate.

Ian Langille
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People care too much about EVERYTHING. Especially other people's business.

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