…In a survey of 250 children, over ninety-seven percent honestly felt they should work at home. Let’s teach them and give them the opportunity. Training children to work offers many rewards.
- For the children it adds greatly to their self-esteem and sense of belonging.
- They gain skills necessary for adult life,
- establish patterns of success that foster independence and self-reliance, and
- learn to work quickly and efficiently.
- There is a greater awareness of the value of things and
- more appreciation of efforts made by others.
- The parent is rewarded because part of the workload is lifted,
- the anger of feeling used is removed, and
- there is more time for the fun things of life.
- The parent feels a sense of success in preparing the child for the adult world, as the familiar phrase admonishes:
Catch me a fish and I’ll eat today. Teach me to fish and I’ll eat the rest of my life.
401 Ways to Get Your Child to Work at Home
by Bonnie Runyan McCullough
I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 4