Monday, August 16, 2010

Mommy Re-hab (My first time!)

Every Monday, my friend Brooke hosts Bad Mommy Rehab. In a world where it is so easy to compare ourselves to others, to feel guilt, and discouragement this is an opportunity to focus on the positive!

Last night I was having a pretty deep conversation with a friend. Our conversation turned towards the topic of child-training. She was sharing that she came from a family of 6 and that her mom did every ounce of the housework. The children didn't have any chores or were not encouraged to help out. My, how frazzled that mom must have been!!

I am thankful that we are raising our children to have a good work ethic. We are teaching them that we help not because we have to but because we love people and that is what Jesus would want us to do. We are trying to teach them to take the initiative. That if they see something that needs to be done not to just pass it by or wait for someone else to do it but to step in and get the job done. And, of course, we are teaching (trying to!) them to help and serve with a cheerful attitude.
We are hoping to instill a good work ethic that will last their whole life!


Brooke said...

YES!!!! Go You for raising responsible and considerate kiddos!!!!!

Thanks for joining the fun! I hope you keep coming over on Mondays...I love your blog and your mommy insights.

Marie said...

This is one of my favorite things about you: you are teaching your children to serve! Love you!!

Teri said...

Our society could certainly use more children raised with a good work ethic. So many now seem to have an expectation of someone else taking care of the problem/situation.

Melinda said...

Hello, fellow mommy rehaber! ;0) Yea! I'm proud of you! I hate to admit I wasn't so great at instilling the work ethic in my kids at a young age. (I was too much of a perfectionist!) But I'm trying now. In fact I just did a couple of posts about it! My daughter just washed the sliding doors this afternoon (reluctantly). It's a start! Good for you for getting a handle on it early!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

This is huge in our family! Working cheerfully is an essential to good character. It will help them when they have a job and are out in the real world. Our job is to train them at home.

I loved this post! Thank you!