Parenting

Family Planning?

Learning to participate in the work that keeps a family functioning isn’t necessarily all dusting and sorting socks.

Would your kids enjoy planning and preparing a meal for the family?  How about  allowing them to plan a weekend outing?  Or, if they’re older, doing some of the research for a family trip? Creating music playlists for various family celebrations?

Family outing, from Robert N. Dennis collectio...
Family outing, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Trusting our children with responsibility (and letting them meet it) lets them know that we see them as competent and capable.  That’s a powerful way to build confidence.

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