I’m extremely protective of the content on Freedom Sprout. I carefully research every article and include the sources. High quality content is priority. That’s why I’ve never published a guest post. But today, I am sort of publishing my first guest post.
“Money doesn’t grow on trees” is a common saying, dating back to the 1800s. We all understand the meaning as, “you don’t just get money without working for it,” and we use it to teach this to our kids. The only issue is, this phrase doesn’t explain where money comes from, it only explains where it doesn’t come from.
We always joke about child labor laws when we ask our kids to do things around the house. When our kids get older, they like to get in on the joke and tell us that they aren’t slave labor.
Are your kids gritty? I don’t mean all-day-beach-adventure gritty, but mentally gritty? Grit is a learned character trait. It’s something that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary. So what exactly is grit?
I see headlines on blogs all the time like, “giving your kid an allowance is the worst thing you can do.” I’ve also seen headlines promoting the opposite. I’ve seen things like, “stop paying your kids for chores,” as well. And I’ve read all of them. They all have something in common.