Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Working Together as a Family

Many people ask us all the time, How do you get your kids to work like you do? Honestly, I don't know what to tell them, except for the fact that we have just modeled that in front of them.

We have done our best to show them how to have a good work ethic and also what God's word shares about working by the sweat of your brow. We want them to be proud of their accomplishments.
We want them to know that when they are older, they will have a sense of pride when they work, because let's face it, in today's society, most teens don't have a good attitude about work. It's all about, What's in it for me? 
 We want them to know that a little hard work never hurt anyone. The really cool thing is that we don't force them to work with us. When they know daddy has lots of work on his plate, everyone offers to pitch in and help until the work is done.

Whatever daddy needs, that's what we, his family, his support group are here for.
So there you have it. That is how we get our kids to work. They love being part of a family that works together, plays together, and loves together.

And of course, there is always the goofing off when working with dad, right??

1 comment:

Bree said...

What a! I also think it's great that your family is close! I believe that to be our end result as my young children continue to grow!