Children and Chores: Part 4 - A System That Works
How to keep fun-loving young people on task. Once children are trained to do chores and Mom has developed a chore schedule (refer to parts 1-3 of "chore" series), how does she keep them on task to make sure chores are actually done? Most young people are fun-loving, energetic and easily distractible. This makes life interesting, but it can be challenging to channel that energy in a productive direction! Our pin-chart system really helped keep us on task. It's a simple system.
Children and Chores: Part 3 - Plan for Success!
Prioritize and plan or others will plan for you. Dr. Denmark always emphasized the importance of a sensible, consistent household routine. "If you were building an important business, you'd have a system, and building a human being is the most critical thing on earth...Without a system, no home or life can function well. Keeping house is a wonderful school in which to teach the child that there is a time and a place for everything..." Every successful business begins with bra
Children and Chores: Part 2 - Good Hygiene Comes First
What's adorable at one is disgusting at twenty-one! Baby David with his grubby face and hands is absolutely adorable! Fast forward a decade or two... Adorable at one is disgusting at twenty-one. A person must have good hygiene to be taken seriously in the adult world. Personal cleanliness is imperative. Begin your child's "chore training" with good hygiene habits. Here is a system we used with our nine youngest children. Hi, I’m Madia. I have eleven children and one of the gr