Children & Chores, Part 2: Getting Organized

In Children & Chores, Part 1: Laying the Foundation, we explored the many benefits of teaching our children to work, the importance of starting when they are young, and ways to minimize the chores in our home. Let’s now take a look at some simple methods to help get started with...

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Children & Chores, Part 1: Laying the Foundation

  1. Why should my children do chores? Let me count the ways! More importantly than just helping around the house, chores teach responsibility, stewardship, diligence...

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Cheryl Hernández

Cheryl Hernandez and her husband of 30 years, Kevin, live in Florida. They have nine children, including a daughter who is a Servant Sister. They are lay members of the Home of the Mother.

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Children & Chores, Part 1: Laying the Foundation

 

1. Why should my children do chores?

Let me count the ways! More importantly than just helping around the house, chores teach responsibility, stewardship, diligence, obedience, order, and self-discipline. These virtues will also carry over into their schoolwork, music lessons, athletics, or any other endeavor they take on. Family life provides the perfect opportunity to instill these virtues by teaching our children to work.

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The first time I ever went on a silent retreat, I shared a room with another woman, whom I had never met.

As soon as the alarm went off the first morning, groaning and reaching for the snooze button, I looked over across the room at my roommate. Groggy as I was, what I saw had quite an impression on me. Immediately when the alarm went off, she rose from her bed, knelt, kissed the floor, and said a prayer. Then she set about quietly getting ready. She did the same the next morning.

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