You know what I mean.
Well, following in my parents footsteps, we have decided to give 'er a go and post a Chore Chart...and starting tomorrow, we hope to engage our kids in something more than just helping Mom and Dad around the house.
It's the MoneySmart Family System http://www.americascheapestfamily.com/ (we looked into it after hearing a radio interview with the authors). If you ever get the chance, this is a great book to read through... and cheap if you have Kindle or a Kindle app.
Here is my first (rough) draft... my hope is that this melts into our home, lifestyle and parenting-- well, without making much of "having or not having money" altogether.
My older two have already started the "gimme-gimmies" and before too much longer, expectations of immediate gratification will become part of their growing personalities. You know how I know this? Because that is me. And it took a few decades to remove the blockage of envy, laziness and mooching off of my heart and mind.
We are prayerful in this. Very.
I suggest if this is something you are interested in, read the book before you plan any schedules or begin your list of chores. The author(s) give you practical and biblical wisdom as to the "why" you want to pursue this way of training up your child.
(I just want to also add that I realize there are many families who do not struggle with this issue...and therefore might think this could be a bit much! But if you have kids of any age, it is a great one to skim even if they are very wise with their money/time/possessions.)