I want to raise children that have a strong work ethic. I think laziness is so destructive to our personal success, especially when it comes to our careers and our relationships. It takes hard work to succeed in both those areas.
I use chores to build a strong work ethic into my children. It isn’t always easy. Raising children who do their chores regularly and with a cheerful attitude takes a LOT of work on my part. I have to dedicate a portion of my day to inspecting their chores and training them on how to do their chores efficiently.
Even though I could do the chores faster (and better) than my children, I don’t (often) succumb to the temptation to do everything myself. I put in the effort when the children are young, so that later on I am rewarded with children who are incredibly capable.
During this podcast I discuss how chores work around the Jonas house and provide some suggestions for getting your children to do their chores. Plus I talk about how I handle the complaining that inevitably comes when it is chore time.
Indigo also joins me on this episode and you’ll get to hear the adjective she chose to describe how she feels about her chores.
I hope you enjoy listening to the episode and learn something that can help with chore time at your house. What about you? Do you struggle with getting your children to do their chores? What is the most hated chore in your household?
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