Teaching Faithfulness Through School Work
I had a change of heart last week while I was busy preparing for our upcoming school year.
As my kiddos are getting older, and middle school is only one year away. I am wanting to encourage and teach my children the importance of faithfulness in school, by doing it as unto the Lord.
I am not a stickler for a specific grade, that is not my concern. My concern is that my children at times do their work just to “get it done” and sometimes do sloppy work.
Rewarding Children for Good Grades
Up until now I have always disagreed with giving children rewards for good grades. I was of the mindset that you did school work well because you’re supposed to, that it wasn’t an option.
In the midst of planning, I began to think about how I could “encourage” my children to really care about how they did their school work. Rewards came to mind, and I quickly wrote it off…..BUT God spoke to my heart…..
God Rewards for Faithfulness
When we serve Him in what we do, what do we see?
We begin to see His blessings in our lives. It isn’t always anything big, but He blesses those that serve Him in their daily lives.
If my children are doing their school work as unto the Lord, and in obedience to me, then should there not be blessings for them as God gives me?
Rewarding My Children’s Faithfulness
I’m not sure what I’ll be doing to reward my children’s faithfulness throughout their school work, but I know I don’t want it to be money. God does not always reward us with money, so I don’t want that to be a “picture” created since I am using this to relate to God’s blessings on our lives.
I created a chart to help my kiddos keep track of their faithfulness in their grades. Click the image below to download this free printable!
I would love to hear what ways you reward your children for their faithfulness in their school work?
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