Dec 2, 2021

How to Teach Your Kids to Work

Note: This post has been updated and was first published on October 4, 2017. I once looked after a friend’s two boys for a day. We headed out to the garden to throw out the compost and cover it up with a spade. I gave them a small spade because they were only 3 and 6 at the time. They handled the spade like pro’s and said, “We use a bigger spade than this at home.” I was impressed… The Bible says, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth…

83 Things your Kids should know before they Leave Home

Note: this post was originally published on December 6, 2017, but has been updated. What life skills do your kids have? Do you know which ones they don’t have? Some things can make a huge difference in life – like getting that job or not, improving a relationship, or saving money because you can do it yourself. Here is a list of skills to guide you in preparing your kids for life – these are things they should know before they leave home: People Skills How to start a conversation with a stranger Healthy boundaries in relationships – not allowing yourself…

12 Reasons to Give Your Kids Chores

Tackling chores is not at the top of my favourite-things-to-do list. I’m pretty sure it’s not at the top of any kid’s list either. While researching this topic I read an article by a mother who does not give her kids chores because she wants them to have a happy childhood. Her reasoning is that life is going to be full of chores once they reach adulthood and why should her kids endure the hardship of chores before then? Is this mom doing a good thing by not expecting her kids to do chores…