Did you have chores as a child? I did, and they did not come with an allowance!
From cutting the grass to picking vegetables in the garden. From cleaning my bedroom to cleaning the bathroom. From dusting the furniture to washing dishes. From feeding the dog to cleaning up after the dog with a shovel. As a child, I had certain jobs that belonged to me. And although I did not enjoy them as a child, the chores of my past have benefited my present as an adult.
There are some people who avoid unpleasant tasks and responsibilities at all cost. Such behavior leads to the folding of hands … which leads to a messier mess in life (Proverbs 24:30-34). Children need to learn about this foolish behavior.
It’s important for children to have personal chores. These chores don’t ruin their childhood. It allows their childhood, a time in their life that cannot be relived, to become the foundation that leads to a more successful life and attitude when it comes to work.
“Better a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more.” (Ecclesiastes 4:13)