Single mom teaches son ‘Household work isn’t just for women’

Nikkole Paulum via Facebook

(WCBD) MTV reality star Nikkole Paulum is a single mother living in Michigan. The ’16 and Pregnant’ star is making waves online, after posting several pictures of her 6-year-old son Lyle doing household chores.

Paulum explained in the post, it’s all in an effort to teach him lifelong lessons.

I teach my son to cook & do household chores. Why? Because household work isn’t just for women. Because one day he might be a single man, living on his own, who will actually know how to do laundry & not eat take out 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 & a spouse, he’s going to need to do his fair share around the home. Because I live in a generation of people who complain that school didn’t teach us how to cook, do laundry, tie a tie, or pay taxes. Because teaching my son how to do these things and be a productive member of society both outside the home and inside, starts with ME. Because it’s okay to let your child be a child but still teach them lifelong lessons along the way. 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. Who can properly sort his laundry and mow the lawn too. Remember parents, a man who believes he shouldn’t have to cook or do chores was once a boy who was never taught any better.”

Her post has been shared more than 58,000 times and has more than 148,000 likes.

Back in January, Paulun shared another picture of her son that quickly went viral, stating he takes her to dinner once a month with his allowance.

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