Chores are a crucial aspect to imparting character into your child.
Many parents miss the important role chores play in their child’s success. Instead, they dread asking their teens to do certain chores around the house. Surprisingly, this is because many of these tasks are often considered, by both parents and their children, as “beneath them” or as an exercise in drudgery.
But, why should drudgery be considered the unpardonable sin?
Isn’t this just good preparation for the real world?
Cleaning windows, scrubbing soap scum from around sinks and faucets, and cleaning toilets are all jobs that require a degree of drudgery.
According to Oswald Chambers: “Drudgery is the touchtone of character.”
Don’t be afraid of the routine chores in your home. Instead, build character and responsibility in your teen by requiring them to do household chores.
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Conversation Starter: Share your experience with teaching your children responsibilities by having them do chores in the home.
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