Dr. Paul White, father of teenage twin sons, says that parenting isn’t just about training your child in biblical principles, but it also involves getting them ready for the real world. One day his sons came home from school and told him and his wife that they no longer wanted to do chores. Their schedules were too busy. He and his wife acknowledged the boys thoughts but explained to them that they were a family and that everyone must work together to make the house run smoothly. If their train of thought prevailed, it meant that everyone must take care of their “own” things. The boys would have to do their own laundry, wash their own dishes, cook their own food, etc. Along with preparing them, the burden of paying for them would now fall on the boys because it was “their” stuff.
After their discussion, the boys quickly changed their minds. “As parents we must prepare our children to be able to function in the working world.” –Jim L. Wilson and Eric Gibbs
Proverbs 22:6 (HCSB) “Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”