When it comes to today’s generation hard work is not in their vocabulary, but a little hard work never hurt anyone.
So many parents don’t allow their kids to experience drudgery. As a parent do you see why allowing your kids to experience drudgery builds good character? How can you teach your kids to have good character?
There are many things in life that we would call drudgery. Things that are boring, long, difficult, and tedious. But they must be done, things like taxes, painting the house, washing clothes, shoveling snow or cleaning up the cars. When was the last time you actually required your kids to do something they and even you would describe as drudgery?
I don’t think many parents allow their kids to endure much drudgery anymore. But in his classic devotional, My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers writes, that how we respond to drudgery is the touchstone of character. So consider allowing Junior to experience a little drudgery, it will not only be good for his character but his body and brain as well.
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