– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
On Monday, September 1, we will celebrate Labor Day in the U.S. It became a federal holiday in the late 19th century to honor achievements of American workers.
Labor Day Weekend would be a good time to honor the hard work of those in our very own families.
Have you ever talked with your children or grandchildren about your family’s work experiences? If you are working outside of the home, you may want to take your child (or grandchild) to the office with you.
I remember taking some of our grands to my office. They were thrilled to see framed photographs of themselves on my desk and their artwork hanging on the wall.
But I’ve seldom talked with our children or grands about the type of work that their great grandparents did. That discussion is definitely overdue! It would also be a good time to talk with loved ones about the hard work that it takes to run a household and to teach values to the next generation.
Labor Day matters to families! How do you suggest that we teach our kids and grandchildren to value and honor work?
“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings.” (Proverbs 22:29a)
© 2012, 2014 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.