by Kaity McIntosh-Tran
"Chores help a child feel like they are a necessary part of the family...it's easier to teach a child to work if they know there will be the reward of play." A little wisdom from the Amish parenting book I've been reading lately. There is something truly, undeniably intriguing about that slow, independent, nurturing way of life.
...seeing the pride they take in contributing to our family, in addition to the reprieve of play that follows, makes my mama heart happy.This week alone my boys have vacuumed, wiped down windows and baseboards, and made soup, all unassisted I might add. Sure there may be a little touching up to be done after they've finished, but seeing the pride they take in contributing to our family, in addition to the reprieve of play that follows, makes my mama heart happy. They have even begun to ask how they can help next without my prompting!