Chores to Build a Work Ethic in My Child? The one thing in life, no there are two things in life that are necessary and contentious:
Working – at something
Change – life is about change
But, today we will talk about the Work portion:
And how to build a work ethic:
Even when you are working at home or at your job – you are teaching your child about your work ethic.
Having a job is part of life – having a profession, having skills, having projects, having a productive life is all part of YOUR work ethic that YOUR child is watching as you go about your day.
Balancing your job, your home life, your leisure time – this is being watched and the little brain is thinking how they will do things.
Work with your children whenever possible. Take your child with you when you volunteer.
Tell your child stories about heroes who have learned the value of work:
Make chores at home a shared responsibility — Change the chores around, and as the child grows, give them more responsibility. Have
A chore chart and even if they get an allowance – they do not have to be paid for every little thing.
If YOU or your child has a responsibility do not let them back out or quit. The child has to learn to follow through on all projects.
Make them challenge themselves which can build character and give them perseverance. There are certain times when YOU or your child has to walk away-negative influence, condescending attitude or foul language.
Give age-appropriate chores – start with one or two simple chores and then gradually add more as they catch on and improve.
Make work fun — young children love to work, especially if you make it fun.
Praise constantly-always praise more than pointing out areas for improvement.
You may have to create opportunities for your child to work young and often.
There is a consequence of failing to work hard-in successful jobs, in classroom work, in athletic competition.
The more children see your work ethic – it will become a natural addition to their life to have a strong work ethic.
Displaying a positive attitude about the work that you do. Even through difficult challenges. Teach your child to engage in positive self-talk, “I can do it,” “I won’t quit,” and “I’ll try again.” can be used as encouragement when plowing through on a difficult task, or assignment.
Always praising but encourage improvement and getting to the next level
Praise the child for coming up with a good solution for a project at home or at school. Problem-solving is such a big part of good work ethic and completing what they have started. Distractions have to be removed and established goals set
Chores to Build a Work Ethic in My Child?