School Goes Viral for Teaching Boys How to Do Household Chores, Dads Also Welcome

In many places across the world, household chores remain the job of women and girls.

It does not matter whether the women of the household hold important jobs and careers or even have much higher salaries than the men, the task of keeping the house clean, preparing food, washing clothes and ironing, and other things done at home still remain something that women do.

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A school in Spain went viral for aiming to change this outlook by teaching boys how to do household chores – and dads are also welcome to join!

Colegio Montecastelo in Vigo, Spain impressed netizens with its extra home economics lessons especially for boys.

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The boys are taught how to cook, wash dishes, wash and iron clothes, clean the house, and various stuff that many of them believe are just for girls. In fact, the boys were quite resistant of the new lessons at first, afraid that the girls would laugh at them.

But things turned out well, with the boys actually having fun with their lessons and feeling challenged as they realize that the chores were something that were easy for them to do.

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The school also invited dads to join the lessons – and many checked out the lessons just for fun and to support their sons. The learning experience has certainly changed many households and brought smiles to many moms’ faces.

It seemed very useful for our students to learn to perform these tasks so that, when they form a family, they are involved from the beginning and know that a house is a matter of two, it’s not a matter of the woman cleaning, doing the dishes, and ironing. This will allow them to become aware and learn to handle themselves at home,” explained Gabriel Bravo, the school’s coordinator.

For some, it was the first time they had held an iron, it was fun and instructive at the same time, we are quite surprised, and the parents are very happy.”

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Do you think all schools should also offer special economics classes for boys? Definitely!

Sources: Thinking Humanity, Colegio Montecastelo / Facebook