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Teaching children to work, Pt 7

Over the last few months, I’ve developed a chore chart system for Gabriel (5 years) and Bronwyn (4 years), borrowing from several great ideas I’ve seen others come up with. (In other words, I can’t claim any creative genius for what you’re about to see!) Developing a system was important to me for a number […]

Teaching children to work, Pt 6

The five finger chores are very simple: hands and face (wash), teeth and hair (brush), dress down to your feet (shoes as well!), make your bed, and pick up (bedroom). Each morning we had to do these chores before coming down for breakfast or school depending on what the routine was that semester. Mom traced […]

Teaching Children to Work, Pt. 5

How do I motivate my children to work? What do they need to be learning? What and how much can they do? As our children get older, these questions need to be addressed!

Teaching children to work, Pt 4

As a mom of young children, I’m still very much in the stage of teaching my children how to do housework versus being able to lean on them to carry a fair share. For example, Bronwyn still needs me next to her as she puts the silverware away to make sure she’s getting everything where […]

Teaching Children to Work, Pt. 3

We continue to look at training children to work, this time from Louissa’s perspective!

Teaching Children to Work, Pt. 2

How this “once young mom” learned the value of training children to not only do work, but enjoy work. Check it out!

Teaching children to work

A few questions about kids and chore charts prompted us to begin a little series on the subject. Rather than just jump into how to arrange certain jobs and match them with the right little person, we thought we’d start here: The Why […]

Babies and sleep

What about babies sleeping through the night? How? When should they?
What does this issue have to do with breastfeeding? Fertility cycles? God’s plan?
Wow! What a topic!

Dealing With Difficult Times

Difficulties come. They are unavoidable. How do we deal with them as parents?

Childtraining Basics

We’re answering our Question of the Week a day early, due to the high number of questions that came in! This week we look at some fundamentals which need to be in place if we hope to see our children successfully trained in “the way that they should go.” Join us in our discussion! Add your insights so we all might benefit!