This is a Highly Popoular Newsletter on Homeschooling from 2016
This month we did a webinar on Family Work. When I usually ask moms why they assign chores, they overwhelmingly respond that they do it to share the work. I suggest there are greater blessings in teaching our children to work and the way we go about doing so.
Let’s take a Biblical Approach. There are no Bible verses telling parents to assign chores to little children. There are verses about keeping, dominion, work, training up children, the teaching through lifestyle, not offending his little ones, not provoking our children to wrath, but raising them in nurture an admonition of the Lord.
Consider where your children are developmentally. Their IQ is not the same as their development. A child may be bright and be a late bloomer developmentally. The last area of the brain to develop is the part that deals with organization and executive function. They develop after birth and it takes several years to develop executive function! That is why teaching through lifestyle or "And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV (which I feel is the Lord’s Paideia - which is the Greek word for nurture found in Ephesians 6:4) ). It is the way we can "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
I have an article available to you based on a presentation I did at a homeschool conference I spoke at, a few years ago. In the article I write about teaching children developmentally— from the discipline of habit in toddlerhood, through family work, dominion training, and dominion.
This kind of child training is more than the division of labor. Division of labor is for those who are employed. We are talking about children here and the need for their training. This kind of training develops work ethic, character, and initiative. It teaches both tasks and systems. Many moms I talk to were assigned chores and understand tasks, but it is the working it into a system that challenges them. This kind of training is part of an education for a whole life.
I invite you to register below and get the article: "Training Up a Child: How to have a Clean HomeSchool."
So, don't drop the ball! Learn how to bring a sane Biblical approach to training children how to work. The demand for this webinar is high, so it is still available to watch on replay.
Enjoy the journey!
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