We have some child labor going on in our house these days. I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's not for free! I feed them well, give them nice clothes to wear and a warm bed to sleep in. Don't hate me...
My kids will learn to be responsible and grateful to their provider. They will learn that we must be good stewards of what He has blessed us with. One way is for them to learn to help around the house. I found this idea on Pinterest, of course. I modified it to work for us and the girls actually think it's fun! The girls have their chore jar, with two chores on each stick. Mom and Dad have a jar each as well. Then there is a discipline jar with things like "Uh, oh, 2 extra chores", or "Relax, no chores at all." This last type is a great lesson in grace and mercy. When the girls are misbehaving and needed discipline they pick from that jar and do what it says. Selah chose a "grace" stick and I was able to share how her behavior warranted much more than the punishment she was receiving. Love those life lesson moments.
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