My Comment: If one would run an ad to hire the kids they want instead of raise them how would it read? “We are looking to start a family. Will pay top dollar. We are looking for kids with the following qualities…”
The real world of the home transfers to the real world of work.
Many writers in the field of career education have identified essential employability skills. In our increasingly technical society, computer and math skills are often near the top of the list. On a more basic level, however, many employers are having trouble merely finding workers who can read or write. Communication skills, interpersonal skills, work responsibility skills (like coming to work regularly and on time), and problem solving and reasoning skills are all highly valued in the workplace.
Job Savvy: How to Be a Success at Work lists the following ten self-management skills that employers want to see in their employees:
1. Concern for productivity
2. Pride of craftsmanship and quality of work
3. Responsibility and ability to follow through on assigned tasks
5. Work habits
6. Attitudes toward company and employer
7. Ability to write and speak effectively
8. Ability to read and apply printed matter
9. Ability to follow instructions
10. Ambition/motivation/desire to get ahead
So many of these skills are learned at home in daily interactions and in being called to be accountable for one’s actions within the context of family relationships.
Life Skills For Kids: Equipping Your Child For The Real World
by Christine M. Field
I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 4