Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Teach Them While They are Young

There is nothing wrong with teaching your kids how to work while they are still young.
In fact, it's a good thing!
It teaches them many life lessons.
Like how to see when other people need your help.
To not be afraid to jump in and help, even when it's not your responsibility.
That the world doesn't revolve around them.
Life isn't always easy, sometimes you have to work hard!
That you enjoy your free time more when you know that you did a good job.

Sometimes for me as a Mom it's hard to get my kids to help, it's so much faster and neater if I just do it myself.
But I know that if I do that then one day my kids will be grown up and they won't know how to help.
I want them to have that helping personality, 
When someone is in need to step in and help.

So I purpose in my heart every day to get my kids to work.
And it doesn't take long.
Before you know it they know what their jobs are, and they get really good at them!
Kayla cracked an egg for our cookies the other day, her first one with out getting any egg shell in the bowl!
It was so exciting for her (and for me)! :)

When you teach your kids how to work they also see things that need to be done with out you telling them.
I asked Andy to vacuum our entrance a few days ago.
After he was done in there he moved to our room.
I told him that he didn't need to vacuum in there,
but he told he he thought he would do it anyway.
See, so worth it!!

They don't need to be big hard jobs that will overwhelm them.
Start with easy tings, setting the table, clearing the table, picking up toys...
And once they have the easy things mastered then move onto bigger things.

Once your kids are grown up sooner or later they will realize that the world doesn't revolve around them.
And if they aren't afraid to work to make their dreams come true it won't seem like such terrible thing!
So teach to work while they are young, you don't regret it and neither will they!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I definitely agree! Really good post! I know how much I appreciated mom teaching me how to work when I was young, it definitely helps get you through life a lot easier if you are used to doing your work and helping other people out. I know it's probably not always easy for you but I really look up to you as my big sister for everything you do with your kids,and the time you take to teach them. Your doing a great job!