As we look at our life we see four areas of Responsibilities: Time, Money, Possessions and Work. It is these areas that demand skills often labelled Time ManagementMoney StewardshipPossessionsWork EthicsCharacter Traits specific to this area of our lifeFrequently Asked Questions
Life Skills. Once again, the family offers a great training ground for learning these skills and in doing so fulfil our homeschool goals to prepare our children for their lives ahead.
Some people are born organisers and others are not! I am one of the
nots! Though my mother began training me in this area from a very early age. I still remember her saying,
Have you checked your list? This was her way of teaching me to have a system that reminded me what needed to be done, to stay on task and to work in a timely fashion.
As an adult, I personally would rather do what I feel like, when I feel like it but I know that unless I have a plan in front of me I will not achieve the things that are on my heart to achieve. This is time management.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
- William PennTime Management tools for Children
- These tools will help train our children in using their time wisely.
How to Write a Daily Routine
Being Flexible, having choices
Though it may not be money that makes the world go around, we all come in touch with this resource throughout our day.
We have taught our children there are 3 legitimate ways to get money:
Regardless of how you receive it – you must be responsible with it.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money;
it lies in the joy of achievement,
in the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
This is another area that comes under the heading of Stewardship. We must be responsible with the things that we own. In this throwaway society this is becoming even more of a concern to teach this to our children. Learning responsibility with our possessions will include organization and maintenance.
We believe that Work was a responsibility given to man at the time of creation. Yes, work is hard but it has its rewards. Though work may look different to each and every person/child the ethics that drive our ability to work remain the same as does the necessity. Here is a series of articles that develop this aspect of our life. Developing a Work Ethic Diligence is the Key Work and its Rewards 10 Things that lead to Irresponsibility
Genius is one percent inspiration and
ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Alva Edison
Character traits directed at the Realms of Responsibility
Character Education is important to our family and therefore it has its own place on our website. See
There are many character traits that will affect how we relate to these areas of our life though there are a few specific traits that need to be a primary consideration in terms of Time, Money, Possessions and Work.TimeMoneyPossessions
FAQ regarding teaching ResponsibilitiesWhat curriculum can I use to teach Responsibilities?
What character traits will help us build team work into our family?Ask a question or share your tips for training in these areas.
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