A Team Approach to Chores

Raising children who do housework without complaint and find pleasure in serving the family is a top priority for me. The developmental and spiritual effects of doing chores and sharing in the responsibility of the household are one of the most powerful teaching tools we have as parents, for both our daughters and our sons (I cannot emphasize the sons enough).Now to the practicality of getting kids to do chores! I tried lists, excel sheets, and a white board. I sewed a chore chart, with a … [Read more...]

Laundry Blues?

Do you find yourself buried beneath mounds of laundry as you try toseparate darks from whites? Well, this became a weekly event for me, asthe laundry piled up until the weekends. I was forced to washeverything together, struggling to reach the end of my task. Needless to say,the whites were no longer white. There was also a real challenge tokeep up with the folding and ironing; inevitably, my baskets grew andthey grew and they grew. The children were frustrated because theycould … [Read more...]


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