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Parent Minute

Chores or no chores?

Posted on 5/25/2019 by Greg Yoder

Chores! Yes. Our kids need them. If there’s one thing that irritates me the most, it’s watching a child manipulate their mom or dad out of doing ANY work. How in the world are we going to teach our kids to learn a healthy work ethic if we don’t give them responsibilities to do each day and maybe even every week? Now, I’m not talking about violating child labor laws, but I am talking about making their bed every day and keeping their room clean. Also, maybe giving them a weekly project to do—like clean the bathroom or vacuum the steps. And, for older kids, maybe mowing the lawn or weeding the garden. And, if it’s not done right, you don’t have to get mad, but discipline by limiting freedoms always speaks volumes.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 12:11, 24

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