“Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4 NIV).
Kids like to help. It makes them feel that they are a part of the family. When my son was only four years old he could make his own bed. He didn’t do a very good job of it, and an hour later it might look like a tornado hit his room, but he still did it and was thrilled to do it.
Teach your kids to do chores around the house.
Even though it would probably be quicker for you to do the chores yourself, that isn’t going to help your children learn diligence.
Think through what chores needs to be done and take into account the age and skill level of your kids. Be patient. Train, but don’t be overly critical. Understand that the quality of their work will improve over time.
The Take Away:
Diligence begins at home. Train your children to be diligent by giving them specific household chores. Learning diligence at a young age will give them an advantage later on in life.