Mom Nikkole Paulun keeps a close eye on her son when he gets near the stove. But she doesn't stop him from reaching out.
That's because she's teaching him a crucial life lesson--cooking--along with other household chores.
In a viral Love What Matters post, Paulun explained why her little boy is doing big duties around the home--because she believes housework isn't just for women.
She continued, "Because one day he might be a single man, living on his own, who will actually know how to do laundry and not eat takeout every night. Because one day he might want to impress a significant other with a meal cooked by his own hands. Because one day when he has kids and a spouse, he's going to need to do his fair share around the home."
She went on to explain that she wants her little boy to learn lifelong lessons both outside and inside the home--but it all starts with her as a parent.
She wrote, "My son will never be too 'manly' to cook or do chores. He will be the kind of man who can come inside from changing a tire to check on his pot roast."
You can read her entire post below. What do you think of her take on parenting her little guy like this?