I just finished speaking with a sweet mom who placed a telephone order. She was so excited to begin implementing a chore system. She grew up as an only child, with her mom doing all the housework. Her mom felt she was doing her daughter a service by not requiring her to help around the home when in actuality she wasn’t. Our customer shared that now she sees the importance of training children to do chores–it helps to prepare them for life! While it may seem easier at the time to just do it yourself, in the long run, it’s detrimental to the child. They don’t learn important aspects of adulthood such as self-discipline, diligence, responsibility, thoroughness, basic home maintenance, and time management. This mom is energized and excited to begin fresh!
Mom wrote an excellent series called Holly Homemaker, which is a 5 part series. I encourage you to read it as you have time if you haven’t already.
Managers of Their Chores is about to hit its ninth printing and continues to equip moms. The book and included ChorePack kit could revolutionize your family’s chore system. It’s $25, and you’ll receive free shipping (in the United States) since our free shipping bracket is at $25* (some exceptions).
Watch my mom (above) share about Managers of Their Chores.
“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” (Proverbs 22:29).
Summer is the perfect time to put together a chore system if you don’t have one or revise the one you have. I did this early in the summer to teach new chores and give the children practice with them before the faster pace of the school-year schedule.
I reassigned chores between the older children so each would become proficient in all the various chores. I gave all the children new chores. That meant evaluating what each was capable of doing and assigning chores based on that. When we reached a stage where everyone was able to do most of the chores, I would list the chores and have each child indicate which ones he would prefer to do.
If you have older and younger children, remember to move age-appropriate chores down the age chain. Sometimes we are stuck in the easy mode of leaving the chores with the older children when younger ones can do them.
Managers of Their Chores not only will help you plan out how you’ll juggle chores but it also gives you the tools (including a ChorePack Kit) to help your children be successful.
The ChorePacks have been the key to that system: they’re like little ID badge holders and the child’s chores go inside that holder, and clips onto their clothes. Our ChorePacks were specially designed and manufactured just for this use!
Sarah’s next Random Life post will be Wednesday! She has some great photos in store for you.
Trusting in Jesus, Teri
“Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening” (Psalm 104:23).
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