Today, we're going to answer a question that a lot of parents have which is how do I teach my children stewardship? My wife and I have two beautiful children ages 8 and 10, and they are growing up way different than we did with far more resources. We're focused on teaching them to have a stewardship mindset.
The first thing you can do is encourage your children to save with a purpose. When they get money for birthdays, their grandparents, they get money for Christmas, always save it. Put it in a piggy bank. You could have it right at home and let them know why they're doing it, to save for college or to save for a business. Their repetition is powerful. At first, they won't want to save. Then you'll see their attitudes change towards it.
The second thing you can do is encourage them to connect. Wanting something but being able to pay for it. If they want something, what are they willing to do? Chores at home, homework, other things that you need. Then they'll start to come to you saying, "This is what I would like and here's what I'm willing to do." Don't let them claim ownership for things that they don't own. They don't own the home. You and your wife do. All right. The home is a blessing for them.
The other thing is encourage them to be purpose driven. Explain to them that they are meant for something great, and they need to take advantage of every opportunity so they can achieve that greatness. If you want to prepare your children for greatness, ensure that they have a sound foundation built on stewardship. Implement these things over time and they will be prepared.
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