Being a homeschool mom I can turn most daily happenings into a learning experience. My 9yo is learning fractions by cooking with me. Now our 7yo is learning about business, responsibilities, and privileges with basketry.
You see chores don’t gain allowances in our family. It’s been an expectation that you participate in keeping the house picked up from a young age. Not that I expect them to do all the work, but since they are home with me 24/7 they can help out and be responsible for their space.
My girls have come to the age of asking for special items or outings like the movie we went to. That’s not always predictably in our budget seeing as we both run small shops. But I’m more than willing to let them experience the fruits of their own work. Showing them how to work to earn what they want will teach them the value of the things they get. Plus it’s a pretty amazing thing to sit and make a basket with my girls in the evening. The glimmer of excitement in their eyes when it sells is priceless. They understand deeper the value of the work and money earned when they work for it.
Tonight my 7yo made a basket that her Grandma ordered from her. She has her sights set on a trip to the indoor water park so she’s working to get there. I’m happy to help them and teach them along the way.
Sorry for the long post, just a glimpse into my thoughts and our life. Taking time to invest in them and teach them a skill 💕. #minimakers #smallshopkids #handmadebasket #madebymydaughter #etsy #teachthemyoung #homeschoolmom