As I complete this brief series on the subject of goals I have set for rearing our girls, I am challenged to keep these ideas in the forefront of my mind. In the busyness of daily life, it’s often easy to get shortsighted and not see the big picture of the awesome responsibility we have been given to train our children.
- Teach my daughters to be able to take care of themselves. This would include knowing how to eat healthily, get enough exercise and sufficient sleep. They should be taught to wash and iron their own clothes, fix meals and clean up after themselves.
- Know how to run a household, including cooking, cleaning and basic maintenance. Help them learn to make wise purchases, whether it be as simple as a weekly trip to the grocery store or a major purchase, such as a new car.
- Work with them to develop whatever physical abilities they may possess, including playing musical instruments, participating in athletic events and pursuing artistic endeavors.
It has been an interesting experience to formulate my thoughts on these topics and put them into words so that I can communicate what is in my heart for my girls. Thanks for joining me on the journey!