“Leaning In” Begins At Home: Teach Your Kids To Work

by Amy Hilbrich Davis

in Daily Insights,Parenting,Personal Wellness,Support

Work ethic is taught. It is learned. When you teach your kids to work and work hard, they are building skills that will determine their success in life. If your kids never work, they won’t understand how it feels to push through, even when it’s hard, boring, unfulfilling, or frustrating. You work because you have to, because someone is counting on you. Work requires determination, perseverance, and a commitment to succeed. Work begins around the house. It is in your home where the foundation is set. Establish daily chores for each of your kids, hold them to completion to the best of their ability, and then praise their effort. Mandate work before play. Do this daily–even when it’s hard. The more your kids practice working, the better they will get and the more responsible, hard working, and valuable they will be everywhere they go throughout their lives. They will move mountains!

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