Alison Freeth-Thomas wrote:They don't get pocket-money so any cash they get they have to work for - are we mean???
Brent Rickenbacker wrote:Its no secret... Taking kids anywhere costs money. When our kids start bouncing off the walls I find chores for them to do. Toting firewood has become their specialty. Seriously... Kids get off way too easy these days with video games, computers, TV... It does them good to get away from TV and computers. Putting them to work teaches them valuable lessons and might even help you to bond with them.
Alison Freeth-Thomas wrote:I agree. They don't get pocket-money so any cash they get they have to work for - are we mean???
Theresa Whited wrote:I have started building a cob house and how do you "put the kids to work"? My teens are very city-fied and now they think I am crazy. I am trying to get them to understand the value of land and shelter with no mortgage, its not working well. Now I am threatening that if they don't get on the boat with my crazy idea then they will be sleeping in hammocks and washing in the creek..ha that's not working well either. I did see a spark in my daughters eye when I let her build a lean-to. Oh well they are good kids and they do help me but most important is I get good quality time like never before when I drag them to the building sight.