Saturday, June 25, 2022

teach the value of work

dear dave,

What are your thoughts on teaching children good work habits? Many of our friends aren’t required to help their kids or do chores around the house, but we both feel strongly that instilling a strong work ethic in life is the best thing you can do for your kids as parents. is one of the things.

-country

dear country,

I’m so glad you both feel the same way. Our culture has made many great strides to ensure the happiness and well being of children. But many parents today are so focused on what their children want that they have lost sight of their children’s needs.

Perspective, or looking at life over time, demands that you teach children how to do things. Teaching a child to work is not child abuse. We teach them not to work for their own benefit, but because it honors them in a job well done today and gives them the tools and character to win as adults in the future.

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In my view, children should be taught to do things the same way you teach them to take a bath or brush their teeth – as an essential life skill. An adult who has no clue how to tackle a job and finish it with pride is as weak as an adult with body odor or green teeth. If your child is graduating from high school, and his or her skill set includes playing video games, eating fast food, and believing that the world owes something, you have set your child up to fail.

Another advantage of teaching a child the miracle of work is that they may lose some respect for those who refuse to work. I’m not talking about people who have lost jobs due to unforeseen circumstances and are trying to get back on their feet, or someone who can’t really work. I am talking about people who refuse to seek or accept gainful employment.

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My wife and I noticed that our children, as they grew older, did not form relationships with people who did not understand the value of work and displayed the character traits of mature, hardworking people. And that was great news for us!

-dave

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Dave Ramsey is the CEO of Ramsey Solutions, the host of The Dave Ramsey Show, and the author of best-selling titles including “The Total Money Makeover.” Follow Dave at devramsay.com and Twitter @daveramsay.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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