Do you want to know the secret of getting kids to work? Train them early!
If you want your children to work together, finish their chores, complete their homework, and take care of their own personal hygiene and possessions, you have to train them. And it usually takes a helping hand and a few hints from someone who has “been there — done that.” These suggestions, charts, and to-do lists from professional organize Marie Ricks will get you well on your way to having a clean home, a well-kept yard, and helpful, hardworking, on-their-way-to-being-independent children.
With this no-nonsense book, you will find:
I think how much you like this book, and how useful it is for your family, will depend on what systems you already have in place. My husband and I have really struggled with knowing how to teach our children responsibility, work-ethic, and--above all--obedience, without harping on them all the time. We absolutely LOVE this book because it gave us a step-by-step system that we could use with our small children, and gave us the Family Home Evening outline for introducing it. She really does help you break things into small do-able steps--although we tweaked some of the lists, to meet some things we already had in place. But, by far, I can truly say that the greatest blessing this book gave to us was that it taught us how to teach our children simple obedience, and our home is 100% better for it. I'm grateful to the author and publisher, both.