INAM: Spring Cleaning

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Episode 8 Summary: “Spring Cleaning: Teaching Teens Responsibility and Routine”

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, discuss the significance of spring cleaning and the benefits of establishing a schedule for household tasks. Charla provides seven big tasks that parents can assign to their teens, fostering a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

Segments

Introduction to Spring Cleaning Ritual:

Matt and Charla highlight the importance of spring cleaning and the value of rituals in maintaining structure and routine.  Charla shares her strategy of running errands and cleaning on designated days, providing predictability and motivation.

Benefits of Establishing a Schedule:

Charla emphasizes the benefits of having a schedule, including increased efficiency, better time management, and a sense of predictability.  The annual deep clean becomes a shared activity that reduces stress and renews the family’s sense of comfort and well-being.

Seven Big Tasks for Teens:

Charla introduces seven significant cleaning tasks suitable for teens, such as cleaning baseboards and scrubbing tile grout.  She suggests rotating these tasks and implementing a chore draft to engage the kids in the cleaning process.

Turning Spring Cleaning into Special Projects:

We discuss the possibility of turning the spring cleaning tasks into special projects that teens can undertake for extra money emphasizing the difference between these tasks and chores.  Charla recommends aligning this with a structured cleaning routine and using it as an opportunity to teach financial responsibility.

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Training Our Children – Flourish at Home

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Training Your Children Flourish At Home

Flourish At Home

Training Your Children

Curious about training your children? People often ask me how I manage to homeschool and run a home business as a single mom. One of the most important factors is that I have taught my sons how to run the household. In this episode, I’ll talk about how to train your children to be independent and responsible, how to take initiative, and how to serve others cheerfully. These four things will prepare your children well for adulthood and contribute greatly to building a balanced life for your whole family now.

These sample chore charts will give you an idea of how I allocated housework and other responsibilities among my sons at different stages of our family life:

Sample Chore Charts

How do YOU teach your children responsibility, independence, initiative, and service? After you listen to the podcast, please leave a comment and share your best tips with us!

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Kids and Chores – MBFLP 286

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Part Three of our series on work – Your kids and their chores! We have eight kids and with some health challenges around, it was really necessary that everyone contribute to running the house. This episode we deal with some common questions: Should children be paid for chores? Are we making tasks too difficult for kids to handle? What’s appropriate to teach and expect from different ages? How do you handle chores for children with developmental or health issues? And what do you do to keep everyone from getting overwhelmed?

 

Some Resources We Mentioned

Our book Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys talks about training your sons in diligence

Our book No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope talks about training your sons and daughters to be producers, not consumers, and stewards of the money and things which God gives them

Craftsman Crate is our subscription box that teaches adult-level skills that will challenge and entertain your teens (and adults too!)

 

 

Flourish at Home – Training Our Children

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
Flourish At Home

Flourish At Home

People often ask me how I manage to homeschool and run a home business as a single mom. One of the most important factors is that I have taught my sons how to run the household. In this episode, I’ll talk about how to train your children to be independent and responsible, how to take initiative, and how to serve others cheerfully. These four things will prepare your children well for adulthood and contribute greatly to building a balanced life for your whole family now.

These sample chore charts will give you an idea of how I allocated housework and other responsibilities among my sons at different stages of our family life:

Training Your Children – Sample Chore Charts

How do YOU teach your children responsibility, independence, initiative, and service? After you listen to the podcast, please leave a comment and share your best tips with us!


Joyful Balance for Busy Moms

Are you exhausted? Overloaded? Teetering on the brink of burnout? Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, work-at-home mom, or homeschooling mom, it’s easy to be paralyzed by an overwhelming to-do list. False guilt only adds to the burden.

Mary Jo Tate—an international editor, book coach, and veteran homeschooling mom of four boys—wants to help you find peace in the space between the ideal and reality so you can stop struggling and start flourishing. Learn how to:

· Stop the juggling act and find a balance you can live with
· Minimize interruptions while being sensitive to real needs
· Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family
· Value and protect your time to do what matters most
· Establish a pace you can maintain for the marathon of life

Visit the show page for replays here


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Adulting – MBFLP 197

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Studies are showing that high school seniors are less prepared for independent adult life than their parents and grandparents were, and psychologists are saying “Twenty-five is the new fifteen.” Does it have to be that way? Can’t we raise teens who are ready to step into grown up life? What are some practical steps for teaching adult skills? This episode, we look at “adulting” and how to get kids on track for responsibility – and success – as grownups!

 

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Escaping the Endless Adolescence (Joseph and Claudia Allen)

The Vanishing American Adult (Ben Sasse)

 


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MBFLP – When Should You Get Your Kids Their Driver’s License?

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MBFLP - Drivers License

When we were teens, we couldn’t wait to get our driver’s license — it was a rite of passage! But we hear over and over in homeschooling circles a refrain that leaves us puzzled – and concerned: Families reluctant to help their young men and young women take this step toward adulthood, and in some cases, actively discouraging them. Is it too expensive to insure them? Is it because the family can’t afford another car? Or is there something else going on? We’ve trained four young drivers and are starting with number five, and we’re opening up the question in Episode No. 68 – When Should You Get Your Kids Their Driver’s License?

Flourish at Home – Training Our Children

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
Flourish At Home

Flourish At Home

People often ask me how I manage to homeschool and run a home business as a single mom. One of the most important factors is that I have taught my sons how to run the household. In this episode, I’ll talk about how to train your children to be independent and responsible, how to take initiative, and how to serve others cheerfully. These four things will prepare your children well for adulthood and contribute greatly to building a balanced life for your whole family now.

These sample chore charts will give you an idea of how I allocated housework and other responsibilities among my sons at different stages of our family life:

Training Your Children – Sample Chore Charts

How do YOU teach your children responsibility, independence, initiative, and service? After you listen to the podcast, please leave a comment and share your best tips with us!

MBFLP – Entrepreneurship with Ethics with John Dodd

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MBFLP Entrepreneurship John Dodd

 

There’s a lot of talk about doing business from home, whether it’s Mom and Dad starting a family business, or teenagers creating a microbusiness project. What you believe about money, wealth, and the government’s role, will make a difference in how you go about that business — and how successful you are! This week we meet with John Dodd, the creator and director of an innovative program to teach smart business with a strong foundation of personal responsibility, philanthropy, and integrity. Over 7500 students have completed the program so far – including four of ours! Join us as we explore the Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge!

Recommended Resources

The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge

The Jesse Helms Center

Kiva – the microfinancing people