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How to Instill a Good Work Ethic in Your Children





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Uploaded on Jul 22, 2010

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Educate your children by instilling a good work ethic to teach them responsibility, respect, the ability to work with others, and the value of hard work.

Step 1: Assign chores
Assign chores to your children. Small children can pick up their toys and help set the dinner table and older children can mow the lawn, dust, and vacuum.

Step 2: Encourage your children
Encourage your children to complete their chores.

Step 3: Reward them
Reward your children for their good work. Give them an appropriate allowance.

For younger children, you may choose to reward them with treats or a trip to the ice cream shop.

Step 4: Save
Teach your child to save their money. They can put half of their allowance in the bank and save the other half for something they want.

Step 5: Be a role model
Teach your children about work ethics by being a good role model. Do not complain about work, speak positively, and share your successes with your children

Step 6: Help find interests
Help your child discover their interests. Get them involved in a variety of activities.

Step 7: Join a team sport
Enroll your child in a team sport to learn the value of teamwork.

Did You Know?
It was not until the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century that physical labor became culturally acceptable for all people, even the wealthy.


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