One of the best ways to prepare your children for a successful future, is to give them chores. You will give them more by doing this than any college education or trade school can do for them.
When my kids were younger, they had friends to the house one day. When I mentioned to them, to finish their choirs, their friend asked them, “what are chores?”
To be honest, I should have said take care of your responsibilities. By giving my children chores, I did teach them responsibility. I also was teaching them that being a part of a family, team or group of people, you did your work or task at hand because it was expected of you.
And that when you did finish, everything went smoothly and everyone gained from it. But more so, you gain confidence and belief in yourself. And to be truly successful in life, you will need to rely on yourself and your team to grow and become better.
So they next time you think about picking up your kids clothes or their toys off the floor, just remember, their future depends on you.